Association Between Balance and Lower Extremity Strength in Older Adults Aged 50 to 74

Author(s)

Caitlin D. Stover, Ryan Z. Amick, David E. Geddam, Kaelin C. Young, & Jeremy A. Patterson, FACSM

Year

2014

Abstract

The ability to reduce functional limitations in older adults is a significant public health concern. With increasing age, many functional abilities can decrease secondary to physiological changes, limiting the ability to perform activities of daily living. Improved balance and lower extremity strength have been shown to be associated with reduced functional limitations in older adults. Additionally, improved lower extremity strength has been shown to improve balance in older adults.

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