The effects of stretching on the flexibility, muscle performance and functionality of institutionalized older women.

@article{Gallon2011TheEO,
  title={The effects of stretching on the flexibility, muscle performance and functionality of institutionalized older women.},
  author={D Gallon and Andr{\'e} Luiz F{\'e}lix Rodacki and Sara Gil Hernandez and B Drabovski and T Outi and Lia Bittencourt and A R S Gomes},
  journal={Brazilian journal of medical and biological research = Revista brasileira de pesquisas medicas e biologicas},
  year={2011},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={229-35}
}
Stretching has been widely used to increase the range of motion. We assessed the effects of a stretching program on muscle-tendon length, flexibility, torque, and activities of daily living of institutionalized older women. Inclusion/exclusion criteria were according to Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) (>13), Barthel Index (>13) and Lysholm Scoring Scale (>84). Seventeen 67 ± 9 year-old elderly women from a nursing home were divided into 2 groups at random: the control group (CG, N = 9… CONTINUE READING