Title of Work
Gait Range of Motion in Older Adults after a Six-week Walking Intervention with Gait Trainers
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
Age-related balance deficits may lead to gait decline and falls. Falls in older adults can have severe mental and physical impacts on the individual and cost the medical system billions of dollars each year. The use of gait training devices (GTDs) may help correct abnormalities in trunk, lumbopelvic, and arm swing range of motion (ROM) during walking. This may increase stability, efficiency, and gait speed. Two GTDs are walking poles and a novel four-wheeled gait trainer with a spring-loaded, pivoting frame.
Link to URL of accompanying or supplemental material
Schepper, Reilee; Clark, Julia; Prokop, Lana; and Guggenheimer, Josh, "Gait Range of Motion in Older Adults after a Six-week Walking Intervention with Gait Trainers" (2021). Nutrition and Exercise Sciences Faculty Scholarship. 43.