Characteristics of static and dynamic postural balance of elderly persons wearing an abdominal belt

Tadamitsu Matsuda, Kotomi Shiota, Akira Takanashi, Yoshiharu Nogita, Kyouhei Kawada, Shigeki Miyajima, Masataka Hosoda, Shu Watanabe

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Abstract

Purpose: We assessed whether abdominal belts can facilitate static and dynamic postural balance in the elderly. Subjects: The subjects were fourteen healthy elderly persons (mean age 70.0 ± 6.8 yrs) with no significant medical history of neurological or orthopedic disease. Methods: Performance of static and dynamic postural standing balance with or without an abdominal belt was measured using a Gravicorder G-620 stabilometer (Anima Co.). Results: No significant difference was found in static balance between the two conditions, whereas a significant difference was observed in dynamic balance. Conclusion: These results suggest that wearing an abdominal belt causes higher abdominal pressure and improved dynamic postural balance due to adjusted postural tone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-492
Number of pages4
JournalRigakuryoho Kagaku
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Abdominal belt
  • Abdominal pressure
  • Standing balance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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    Matsuda, T., Shiota, K., Takanashi, A., Nogita, Y., Kawada, K., Miyajima, S., Hosoda, M., & Watanabe, S. (2009). Characteristics of static and dynamic postural balance of elderly persons wearing an abdominal belt. Rigakuryoho Kagaku, 24(4), 489-492. https://doi.org/10.1589/rika.24.489