Balance Exercises in the Elderly and the Affect on Balance Test Scores

Schreibvogel, Dana and Knight-Maloney, Melissa (2012) Balance Exercises in the Elderly and the Affect on Balance Test Scores. [Abstract]

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Abstract

There are increasing numbers of falls and injuries in the elderly population; one idea on how to reduce these rising numbers is to improve balance. Discovering which aspects are involved in improving balance in the elderly population is key to this. In some studies there are expensive large apparatuses involved in the exercise programs that seek to improve balance but, the goal of this study is to see if it is possible to improve balance test scores without the use of these large apparatuses. The idea is to research the elements of balance and incorporate them into an exercise program in hopes to increase balance test scores in an elderly population compared to a control group.

Item Type: Abstract
Created by Student or Faculty: Student
Additional Information: 7th Annual Natural & Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium Program
Uncontrolled Keywords: Senior citizens, Balance, Falls (Accidents), Injuries, Physical training & conditioning, Exercise, Equilibrium, Old age, Human mechanics, elderly population, balance test scores
Subjects: School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Exercise Science
NBS Symposium
Interdisciplinary > Pre-Health
School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Public Health
Depositing User: Alejandro Marquez
Date Deposited: 15 May 2013 13:04
Last Modified: 15 May 2013 13:04
URI: http://eprints.fortlewis.edu/id/eprint/297


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