Influence of a Dual Task while Stepping Over an Obstacle in the Fall-experienced Elderly People

June 2011
Journal of Physical Therapy Science;2011, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p369
Academic Journal
The article presents a study that investigates the influence of a dual-task on movements of stepping over an obstacle in elderly people who had fall experiences. It outlines the method of the study in which the subjects were given motor and concurrent cognitive tasks. It outlines the result of the study, which suggests that toe-obstacle distance had significant interaction effect and that fallers and non-fallers have different strategies for stepping over an obstacle.


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