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Plantar pressure assessment can be used by the physical therapist in the evaluation and management of adult and pediatric patients with a wide variety of foot and lower-extremity disorders associated with the neurological, integumentary, and musculoskeletal systems.
in Plantar Pressure Assessment.
It was found that low balance ability was a risk factor for injury to the ankle ligaments. Players with low balance ability had at least twice as many ankle ligaments injuries as those with average or good balance ability.
in Balance and Injury in Elite Australian Footballers
SIT TO STAND
Stroke fallers rise from or sit down on a chair more slowly, with an obviously asymmetric BW distribution in their legs, and have a significantly lower rate of rising in force and show a much greater COP sway in the mediolateral direction.
The Sit-to-Stand Movement in Stroke Patients and Its Correlation With Falling
Through enhanced use of visual feedback, the learning of balance skills can be facilitated. Exercise group showed an improved ability to move their CoP more quickly and accurately.
in Changes in Postural Balance in Frail Elderly Women during a 4-Week Visual Feedback Training: A Randomized Controlled Trial
This study shows that force platform with visual feedback technique is an effective approach for post-stroke balance training as it results in better locomotor abilities.
in Post-stroke balance training: Role of force platform with visual feedback technique
We found that the severity of the residual neuro-ophthalmic deficit is correlated to the severity of the balance impairment. Static posturography, associated to the presented protocol can be applied to objectively evaluate the balance performances and assess his /her progresses.
in Postural control after traumatic brain injury in patients with neuro-ophthalmic deficits
Our study shows that the force platform method serves as a sufficiently sensitive balance measure to identify older persons who are susceptible to falls due to intrinsic risk factors.
in Force Platform Balance Measures as Predictors of Indoor and Outdoor Falls in Community Dwelling Women Aged 63-76 Years
The addition of three balance exercises to typical joint range of movement and muscle strengthening exercises has potential to improve two-limb standing balance in individuals as demonstrated by a significant reduction in the 95% CoP
in Force plate analyses of balance following a balance exercise program during acute post -operative phase in individuals with total hip and knee arthroplasty: A randomized clinical trial
Visual stimulation resulted in an increase of the center-of-foot pressure index in the forced standing position with biofeedback and in a decrease of instability.
in Body balance in patients with systemic vertigo after rehabilitation exercise
Our results propose that a measurement such as postural sway could be used as a marker to evaluate the progress of rehabilitation programs.
in The Effect of Optokinetic Stimulation on Perceptual and Postural Symptoms in Visual Vestibular Mismatch Patients