Author(s): Sinaki M, Lynn SG
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Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of a proprioceptive dynamic posture training program on balance in osteoporotic women with kyphotic posture. DESIGN: Subjects were randomly assigned to either a proprioceptive dynamic posture training program or exercise only group. Anthropometric measurements, muscle strength, level of physical activity, computerized dynamic posturography, and spine radiography were performed at baseline and 1 mo. RESULTS: At the 1-mo follow-up, three groups were formed on the basis of the baseline computerized dynamic posturography results. In general, groups 1 and 2 had no significant change at 1 mo, whereas group 3 improved balance significantly at 1 mo. CONCLUSION: The subjects who had abnormal balance and used the proprioceptive dynamic posture training program had the most significant improvement in balance. Improved balance could reduce the risk of falls.
This article was published in Am J Phys Med Rehabil
and referenced in Journal of Novel Physiotherapies