Search for dissertations about: "tandem stance"

Found 2 swedish dissertations containing the words tandem stance.

  1. 1. Effects of healthy aging on balance : A quantitative analysis of clinical tests

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Occupational Therapy and Elderly Care Research (NEUROTEC)

    Author : Erika Jonsson; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2006]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Postural control; Balance; Aging; Clinical balance tests; Functional reach; One-leg stance; Tandem stance; Force; Electromyography; Kinematics;

    Abstract : Introduction Physical therapists employ various tests to assess balance in elderly individuals, but few of these provide adequate information concerning the aspect of balance or postural control that is being measured or the reason for any decline in performance. Furthermore, tools for assessment of balance should serve as a basis for adequate intervention. READ MORE

  2. 2. Falls, fractures and function. Focus on women with a distal forearm fracture

    University dissertation from Department of Physical Therapy, Lund University Hospital

    Author : Eva Nordell; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2003]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Physical medicine; elderly; falls; Distal forearm fracture; fractures; health-related quality of life; risk factors; physical performance; rehabilitation; Rehabilitering medicinsk och social ; kinesitherapy; revalidation;

    Abstract : Falls and fractures in older people are a common and increasing health problem which causes physical, social and psychological problems for the individual and is costly to society. The aims of this thesis were to investigate accidental falls of patients aged 65 - 74 who attended an orthopedic emergency ward, to investigate reliability of the modified figure of eight (MFE) and compare it with other balance performance tests, to investigate whether patients with a distal forearm fracture exhibited risk factors for new falls and fractures, and to follow physical performance and evaluate health-related quality of life in women after a distal forearm fracture. READ MORE