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Postural balance

Functional reach of older adults: normative reference values based on new and published data

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 28/11/2017

Objectives To provide normative reference values for the standing functional reach test for older adults. Design Observational study and meta-analysis of data from published ...

Changes in postural control in patients with Parkinson's disease: a posturographic study

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 30/08/2016

Objectives Postural instability is one of the most disabling features in Parkinson's disease (PD), and often leads to falls that reduce mobility and functional capacity. The objectives of this study ...

Do measures of reactive balance control predict falls in people with stroke returning to the community?

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 26/11/2015

Objective To determine if reactive balance control measures predict falls after discharge from stroke rehabilitation. Design Prospective cohort study. Setting Rehabilitation hospital and ...

Feasibility, safety and outcomes of playing Kinect Adventures!™ for people with Parkinson's disease: a pilot study

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 30/05/2014

Objectives To assess the feasibility, safety and outcomes of playing Microsoft Kinect Adventures™ for people with Parkinson's disease in order to guide the design of a randomised clinical trial. ...

Test–retest reliability, smallest real difference and concurrent validity of six different balance tests on young people with mild to moderate intellectual disability

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 16/11/2012

Objectives Some studies have reported that people with intellectual disability may have reduced balance ability compared with the population in general. However, none of these studies involved ...

Changes in balance in older adults based on use of physical therapy vs the Wii Fit gaming system: a preliminary study

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 30/08/2012

Objectives To determine the effectiveness of Wii Fit training on balance control in older adults compared with physical therapy training. Design Quasi-experimental design. Participants ...

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