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A Lower-Limb Training Program to Improve Balance in Healthy Elderly Women Using the T-Bow (R) Device

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dc.contributor.author Chulvi-Medrano, Iván spa
dc.contributor.author Colado, Juan Carlos spa
dc.contributor.author Pablos Abella, Carlos spa
dc.contributor.author Naclerio Ayllón, Fernando José spa
dc.contributor.author Garcia-Massó, Xavier spa
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-27T17:26:48Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-27T17:26:48Z
dc.date.issued 2009 spa
dc.identifier.citation Chulvi-Medrano, I., Colado, J. C., Pablos-Abella, C., Naclerio-Ayllón, F. J., & García-Masso, X. (2009). A lower-limb training program to improve balance in healthy elderly women using the T-bow(registered trademark) device. Physician and Sportsmedicine, 37(2), 127-135. spa
dc.identifier.issn 00913847 spa
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/1054
dc.description.abstract Ageing impairs balance, which increases the risk of falls. Fall-related injuries are a serious health problem associated with dependency and disability in the elderly and results in high costs to public health systems. This study aims to determine the effects of a training program to develop balance using a new device called the T-Bow (R). A total of 28 women > 65 years were randomly assigned to an experimental group (EG) (n = 18; 69.50 [0.99] years), or a control group (CG) (n = 10; 70.70 [2.18] years). A program for lower limbs was applied for 8 weeks using 5 exercises on the T-Bow (R): squat, lateral and frontal swings, lunges, and plantarflexions. The intensity of the exercises was controlled by time of exposure, support base, and ratings of perceived exertion. Clinical tests were used to evaluate variables of balance. Static balance was measured by a 1-leg balance test (unipedal stance test), dynamic balance was measured by the 8-foot-up-and-go test, and overall balance was measured using the Tinetti test. Results for the EG showed an increase of 35.2% in static balance (P 0.05). Results for the CG showed a decline of 5.79% in static balance (P > 0.05) but no change in the other balance variables. Thus the data suggest that implementing a training program using the T-Bow (R) could improve balance in healthy older women. spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.title A Lower-Limb Training Program to Improve Balance in Healthy Elderly Women Using the T-Bow (R) Device spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact 0.124 SJR (2009) Q3, 99/133 Physical therapy, sports therapy and rehabilitation; Q4, 98/106 Sports science, 157/188 Orthopedics and sports medicine spa
dc.identifier.doi 10.3810/psm.2009.06.1719 spa
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess en
dc.subject.unesco Fisiología humana spa
dc.subject.unesco Deporte spa
dc.subject.unesco Vejez spa
dc.description.filiation UEM spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa


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