Maintaining balance through fitness fun

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Publication Type poster
School or College College of Health
Department Exercise & Sports Science
Creator Dycus, Tiffany M; Parker, Marcus Gerald
Other Author Lucherini, Nathan; Lindorff, Aubrey; Totten, Rob
Title Maintaining balance through fitness fun
Date 2010-05-18
Description The risk for falls increases dramatically with age. Approximately 25% - 35% of people over the age of 65 years experiences one or more falls each year (Shumway-Cook, 1997). The Berg Balance Test has been shown to have moderately good sensitivity, and high specificity, and therefore is a good predictor of older adults who may have fall risks and may need assistive devices (Zwick, 2000). According to Ringsberg et al. (1999) it was found that quad strength did not actually improve balance If individuals have a fear of falling, this leads to increased number of falls. The purpose of the current study is to assess whether or not a balance focused exercise program would improve or maintain balance.
Type Image
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Trapeze Interactive Poster
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Lucherinin, Nathan; Dycus, Tiffany M; Parker, Marcus Gerald; Lindorff, Aubrey; Totten Rob (2010). Maintaining balance through fitness fun.
Rights Management (c) Lucherinin, Nathan; Dycus, Tiffany M; Parker, Marcus Gerald; Lindorff, Aubrey; Totten Rob
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 670,777 bytes
Identifier ir-main,14638
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Date Created 2012-07-30
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 707664
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63j3xp7
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