Reduced hip extension in the elderly: dynamic or postural?

  title={Reduced hip extension in the elderly: dynamic or postural?},
  author={Laura W. Lee and Keyvan Zavarei and Jonathan S. Evans and Jennifer J Lelas and Patrick O. Riley and D. Casey Kerrigan},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  volume={86 9},
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that reduced hip extension and increased anterior pelvic tilt in the elderly are dynamic gait phenomena that do not occur during normal standing posture. DESIGN Experimental. SETTING Gait laboratory. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-five older adult subjects (mean age +/- standard deviation, 71+/-5 y) and 25 young adult subjects (mean age, 26+/-5 y). INTERVENTION Subjects were observed during standing and walking at self-determined comfortable, slow, and fast walking… CONTINUE READING

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