Improving Trip- and Slip-Resisting Skills in Older People: Perturbation Dose Matters

Kiros Karamanidis*, Gaspar Epro, Christopher McCrum, Matthias Konig

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Abstract

Aging negatively affects balance recovery responses after trips and slips. We hypothesize that older people can benefit from brief treadmill-based trip and slip perturbation exposure despite reduced muscular capacities, but with neuropathology, their responsiveness to these perturbations will be decreased. Thus, to facilitate long-term benefits and their generalizability to everyday life, one needs to consider the individual threshold for perturbation dose.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-47
Number of pages8
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Volume48
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020

Keywords

  • falls
  • balance
  • perturbation training
  • gait stability
  • neurological disorders
  • locomotion
  • aged
  • DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL
  • FALL-RISK
  • GAIT-SLIP
  • RECOVERY
  • ADULTS
  • YOUNG
  • ADAPTATION
  • RETENTION
  • BALANCE
  • MECHANISMS

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