Influence of strength on balance in older adults

Liu, Shaohua (1994) Influence of strength on balance in older adults. Research Master thesis, Victoria University of Technology.


Many problems related to balance, strength and physical training for the elderly population remain unresolved. The purpose of this work was to investigate the influence of knee strength on static balance in the elderly and to determine specific physical training programs which could affect strength and balance. The correlation between balance and strength for the elderly population was studied and compared with that of the young population. The contribution of appropriately designed physical exercises to improve balance and strength for the elderly was also evaluated.

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Master of Applied Science

Item type Thesis (Research Master thesis)
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
Historical > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Keywords Equilibrium (Physiology), posture, physical training, strength training, physical exercises, exercise
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