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Improving balance in the middle-aged population

Is it important to improve and address postural stability, even in younger populations?

Falls are a major cause of injury in the elderly population, and much of the current literature focuses on balance input for older populations. However, hip strength and associated balance starts to reduce in women between 40-60 years of age. This causes individuals to be regarded as at risk of falling at a significantly younger age.

For this reason, functional strengthening and balance input should also be considered for younger age groups, and not just for the elderly. This study investigated the impact of applying a modified version of the Otago Exercise Programme on dynamic balance measured with the Y-Balance Test.

 
 

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