The Relationship Between Toe Grip Strength and Dynamic Balance or Functional Mobility Among Community-Dwelling Japanese Older Adults: A Cross-Sectional Study.

@article{Uritani2016TheRB,
  title={The Relationship Between Toe Grip Strength and Dynamic Balance or Functional Mobility Among Community-Dwelling Japanese Older Adults: A Cross-Sectional Study.},
  author={Daisuke Uritani and Takahiko Fukumoto and Daisuke Matsumoto and Masayuki Shima},
  journal={Journal of aging and physical activity},
  year={2016},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={
          459-64
        }
}
Evaluating toe flexor strength may be an important method for predicting and preventing walking dysfunction and falls, particularly among older adults. In this study, toe grip strength (TGS), the functional reach (FR, a measure of dynamic balance) test, the timed up and go (TUG) test (a measure of functional ability), isometric knee extension strength (IKES), sex, age, weight, and height were analyzed among 665 healthy Japanese older adults. Statistical analyses were used to assess the… CONTINUE READING

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