POWER | SPEED – BALANCE – AGING


1 RESEARCH ARTICLE


DOES A RELATIONSHIP EXIST BETWEEN LOWER BODY POWER AND BALANCE SCORES AMONG OLDER ADULTS? – 2018


METHODS
– center of pressure (CoP) and limits of stability (LoS)
– A one-shot case study design (n = 13) was selected for the investigation
– All participants were assessed stability scores via computerized posturography to determine CoP and LoS balance scores
– Participants stood on a perturbed surface with their eyes open and closed
– An experimental stair ramp with a switch mat timing device was used to determine lower body power scores in watts
RESULTS
– There was a strong correlation between the posterior (LoS) plane and relative peak power
– An intraclass R revealed a strong correlation among the three trials performed on the stair ramp
CONCLUSION
– Muscle power output and LoS scores have moderate to strong correlations with balance scores in older adults

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