Investigating the effectiveness of postural muscle electrostimulation and static posturography feedback exercises in elders with balance disorder

Alptekin K., Karan A., Diracoglu D., Yildiz A., Baskent A., Eskiyurt N.

JOURNAL OF BACK AND MUSCULOSKELETAL REHABILITATION, vol.29, no.1, pp.151-159, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/bmr-150611
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.151-159
  • Keywords: Balance disturbance, electrostimulation of postural muscles, static posturography, balance exercises, quality of life, RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, FALL PREVENTION, OLDER ADULTS, WOMEN, OSTEOPOROSIS, IMPROVEMENT, STRENGTH, AGE, GO
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


BACKGROUND: Deterioration associated with aging in the erect posture and balance to change the location of the center increased the rate of fall in older age is one of the reasons. Loss of muscle strength is one of the major factors affecting the posture. In this prospective, randomized and controlled study, it was aimed to investigate the effectiveness of strengthening postural muscles through electrostimulation or by applying biofeedback exercises with static posturography in patients aged 60 years and over with balance disorder.