Direction-induced effects of visually guided weight-shifting training on standing balance in the elderly

Controversial findings exist in the literature with respect to the efficacy of visually guided weight-shifting (WS) training as a means of improving balance in healthy older adults. Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of two direction-specific, visually guided WS training protocols on standing balance of healthy elderly women. Methods: Forty-eight community-dwelling elderly women, all free of any neurological or musculoskeletal impairment, were randomly assigned into: a group that practiced WS in the anterior/posterior …

Hatzitaki V. · Amiridis I.G. · Nikodelis T. · Spiliopoulou S.
Biomechanics Laboratory, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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