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Balance control during walking in the older adult: research and its implications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9184689     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this article, we highlight the unique nature of balance control during walking in humans. A control framework, including proactive and reactive balance control, is introduced to lay out age-related changes in different balance control mechanisms during walking. Clinical implications that may be useful for clinicians for assessment and treatment of balance problems that occur during walking are also discussed.
M H Woollacott; P F Tang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical therapy     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0031-9023     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Ther     Publication Date:  1997 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-26     Completed Date:  1997-06-26     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0022623     Medline TA:  Phys Ther     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  646-60     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Exercise and Movement Science, University of Oregon, Eugene 97403, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Accidental Falls / statistics & numerical data
Aging / physiology*
Models, Biological
Motor Skills
Postural Balance / physiology*
Walking / physiology*
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