Strategies of stepping over obstacles: the effects of long-term exercise in older adults

Cui Zhang, Dewei Mao, J.L. Riskowski, Qipeng Song

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    Abstract

    Stepping over obstacles challenges stability and is a leading cause of falls in older adult populations. As walking and Tai Chi (TC) exercise have been suggested practices for older adults for fall prevention, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the obstacle-crossing strategies of long-term TC practitioners and exercise walkers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)191-196
    Number of pages6
    JournalGait and Posture
    Volume34
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

    Keywords

    • fall prevention
    • gait
    • exercise
    • older adults

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