Comparison of Postural Sway Using a Balance Platform and Mobile App

Author(s)

Nobuo Takeshima, Jeremy A. Patterson, FACSM, Ryan Z. Amick, Nicole L. Rogers, Kaelin C. Young, & Michael E. Rogers, FACSM

Year

2014

Abstract

Balance training has become common in therapeutic exercise routines for rehabilitation, injury prevention, and fall prevention. Unstable surfaces such as foam pads are commonly used in these purportedly to improve balance. While postural sway is often used as a measure of balance ability and to evaluate the efficacy of such programs to improve postural balance, there is little research regarding the measurement of sway while standing on foam pads. Purpose: To compare measures of postural sway from a clinical balance platform against a mobile application.

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