Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Life Sciences Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Kinesiology

Balance

Selected Works

Articles 1 - 3 of 3

Full-Text Articles in Life Sciences

The Impact Of Power Training On Balance And Visual Feedback Removal, Juliana Bouton Apr 2019

The Impact Of Power Training On Balance And Visual Feedback Removal, Juliana Bouton

Juliana Bouton

Because power training has been known to augment stability, the purpose of this study was to assess whether the removal of visual input affects lower limb muscle power production in young women who are resistance trained to the same degree it affects the untrained. This provided insight as far as the need for resistance training protocols in a largely untrained visually impaired population. To study this, fourteen college-aged female participants (18-23 years) performed a seated double-leg press on a leg sled machine, isolating power production of the lower limbs. After establishing baselines, which involved finding an average of power ...


Wiihabilitation For Improving Balance In Clinical Populations, K. Jason Crandall Dec 2015

Wiihabilitation For Improving Balance In Clinical Populations, K. Jason Crandall

K. Jason Crandall

It is estimated that 75.4 million people are affected by a condition such as aging, stroke,
Down syndrome or Parkinson’s disease that limit their physical capabilities (CDC, 2013).
Limited physical capabilities also have a negative effect on the overall level of functional
performance. The most common compromised component of functional performance is
balance. Balance is important for performing activities of daily living (ADL’s) such as
walking and stair climbing. Impaired balance can increase the risk of falls leading to injuries
such as bone breaks and muscular injuries. A new interactive form of physical therapy called
Wiihabiliation (Wiihab ...


Complexity-Based Measures Inform Tai Chi's Impact On Standing Postural Control In Older Adults With Peripheral Neuropathy, Brad Manor, Lewis A. Lipsitz, Peter M. Wayne, C-K Peng, Li Li Oct 2014

Complexity-Based Measures Inform Tai Chi's Impact On Standing Postural Control In Older Adults With Peripheral Neuropathy, Brad Manor, Lewis A. Lipsitz, Peter M. Wayne, C-K Peng, Li Li

Li Li

Background: Tai Chi training enhances physical function and may reduce falls in older adults with and without balance disorders, yet its effect on postural control as quantified by the magnitude or speed of center-of-pressure (COP) excursions beneath the feet is less clear. We hypothesized that COP metrics derived from complex systems theory may better capture the multi-component stimulus that Tai Chi has on the postural control system, as compared with traditional COP measures. Methods: We performed a secondary analysis of a pilot, non-controlled intervention study that examined the effects of Tai Chi on standing COP dynamics, plantar sensation, and physical ...