Spinal flexibility and balance control among community-dwelling adults with and without Parkinson's disease.

@article{Schenkman2000SpinalFA,
  title={Spinal flexibility and balance control among community-dwelling adults with and without Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Margaret L Schenkman and Miriam C. Morey and Maragatha N. Kuchibhatla},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={55 8},
  pages={M441-5}
}
BACKGROUND One area of research that requires further elaboration is the relationship between impairments and functional limitations. By identifying specific contributors to functional limitations, it may be possible to establish intervention strategies, including exercise approaches, that can delay or ameliorate decline in function. The association between impaired spinal flexibility and functional limitations has not been studied in depth. The purposes of this study were to determine (a) the… CONTINUE READING