Standing on textured surfaces: effects on standing balance in healthy older adults.

@article{Hatton2011StandingOT,
  title={Standing on textured surfaces: effects on standing balance in healthy older adults.},
  author={Anna L Hatton and John Dixon and Keith Rome and Denis Martin},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  year={2011},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={363-8}
}
BACKGROUND standing on textured surfaces or wearing textured shoe insoles can alter balance performance. This evidence, although inconclusive, offers a potential intervention for improving balance in older adults. This study explored the effect of standing on textured surfaces on double-limb balance in older adults and changes in muscle activity as a possible mechanism of effect. METHODS 50 healthy older adults (29 female, age mean [1SD] 75.1 [5.0]) stood quietly in six conditions-eyes open… CONTINUE READING