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Functional foot symmetry and its relation to lower extremity physical performance in older adults

Discussion in 'Gerontology' started by NewsBot, May 9, 2012.

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    Functional foot symmetry and its relation to lower extremity physical performance in older adults: The Framingham Foot Study.
    Riskowski JL, Hagedorn TJ, Dufour AB, Hannan MT.
    J Biomech. 2012 May 3
     
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    I think that this study updates the finding of Drillis and Walker who studied walking longitudinally and found that as we age we walk slower and take smaller steps.

    I think the reasons are variable including TIP but when we walk slower and take smaller steps, we improve balance and reduce the need (as proven here) to compensate for many underlying biomechanical factors.

    Dennis
     
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