Note: Formal research has not been conducted with our products. The research articles cited below will offer evidence base practice information related to performance components* that our products address, and to the best practices regarding the level of interventions needed.
Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy:
2009 - Volume 32 - Issue 4 - p 148-152, 158
WHITE PAPER: STRENGTH TRAINING FOR THE OLDER ADULT
Avers, Dale PT, DPT, PhD; Brown, Marybeth PT, PhD, FAPTA
The White Paper can be found via Google free of charge. Since it is a review, the paper includes many (42) research cites that will be of interest for PT's and OT's. The paper begins by highlighting physiological changes common to the aging process and how declines in some areas can lead to falls and/or nursing home placement. Next, they emphasize the level of muscle overload necessary to increase strength -- are we providing adequate challenges during occupation based activities an/or treatment media interventions? And, I found the section on "Specificity and Functional Strength Tranining" inline with how we design simulated functional tasks/challenges to achieve functional gains with the elderly. My thanks to the authors for their work, and for producing a paper with valuable information that is easy to read.
Effects of passive-active movement training on upper limb motor function and cortical activation in chronic patients with stroke: a pilot study.
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