• Age-Related Changes in Postural Sway Are Not Consistent Between Land and Aquatic Environments

    5 monthes ago - By LWW

    Background and Purpose: Quantifying how the environment influences age-related changes in postural sway is important for the development of new therapies that improve balance. The authors are not aware of any previous studies that have compared postural sway in an aquatic environment between age groups or when water depth and/or perturbations are incorporated into the comparison. The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of water depth and jet intensity on postural sway in older and younger adults.
    Methods: Sixteen older and 15 younger adults participated. Participants stood...
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