Effects of pace on stabilization after rising from a chair in young and older adults
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Falls are of significant concern for an aging population, and with 14% of falls thought to occur during the transition from sitting to standing this is a task that could be further assessed. Looking at a relatively new phase of the task, the stabilization phase could provide insight into movement and allow for better evaluation of those at risk. The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of chair rising speed on stabilization phase stability in young and older adults. Twenty healthy older adults (between the ages of 65-80 yrs) and 20 young adults (ages 18-33 yrs) performed the ...