• Exercise Could Help Reduce the Side-effects of Prostate Hormone Therapy

    1 month ago - By Medindia Health

    Prescription of short-term exercise for patients with advanced prostate cancer could help to decrease the side-effects of hormone therapy, reports a new study.
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  • Tai Chi Combined With Resistance Training for Adults Aged 50 Years and Older: A Systematic Review

    Tai Chi Combined With Resistance Training for Adults Aged 50 Years and Older: A Systematic Review

    1 month ago - By LWW

    Background and Purpose:
    Despite Tai Chi and resistance training being recommended as suitable exercise for older adults, there are no systematic reviews synthesizing the effectiveness of a combination of Tai Chi and resistance training on health promotion of older adults. This study aimed to review the existing literature regarding the effect of Tai Chi and resistance training on physical health, mental health, pain, health-related quality of life, and age-related impairment in adults aged 50 years and older.
    Methods:
    A systematic review was conducted to report the health outcomes of Tai...
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  • Center of Pressure Trace and Sensory Components of the Limits of Stability Test in Older Adults With Vertebral Compression Fractures

    Center of Pressure Trace and Sensory Components of the Limits of Stability Test in Older Adults With Vertebral Compression Fractures

    1 month ago - By LWW

    Background and Purpose:
    Patients with vertebral compression fracture usually exhibit impaired postural control and consequently are at an increased risk of falling. This study aimed to assess the sensory and kinematic components of the limits of stability test in patients with VCF.
    Methods:
    This study enrolled 13 adults with VCF , 13 older adults without spinal deformity , and 13 young adults. The Biodex balance system was employed to calculate the balance score and the LOS of participants. An inertia motion system was used to record kinematic data. The center of pressure signals of...
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  • Validity of Visual Assessment of Sit to Stand After Hip Fracture

    Validity of Visual Assessment of Sit to Stand After Hip Fracture

    1 month ago - By LWW

    Background and Purpose:
    When treating older adults post-hip fracture, physical therapists routinely assess the sit-to-stand task using observational analysis. Studies have demonstrated that significant movement asymmetries in ground reaction force production of the fractured lower limb persist during STS, even though individuals may rise independently. To date, the validity of therapist judgments of lower limb force during STS has not been addressed. The purpose of this observational cohort study was to determine the accuracy of physical therapists' observational assessments of STS for...
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  • Effects of a Multimodal Exercise Program Plus Neural Gliding on Postural Control, Pain, and Flexibility of Institutionalized Older Adults: A Randomized, Parallel, and Double-Blind Study

    Effects of a Multimodal Exercise Program Plus Neural Gliding on Postural Control, Pain, and Flexibility of Institutionalized Older Adults: A Randomized, Parallel, and Double-Blind Study

    1 month ago - By LWW

    Background and Purpose:
    The effect of adding neural mobilization to a multimodal program of exercises has not been investigated, despite its potential positive effects. The aim of this study was to compare the acute effects of a multimodal exercise program and neural gliding against a multimodal exercise program only, on pain intensity, gait speed, Timed Up and Go test, lower limb flexibility, and static balance of institutionalized older adults.
    Methods:
    Older adults who were institutionalized were randomized to receive a multimodal exercise program plus neural gliding or a multimodal...
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