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Lei Zhou, Marie-Anne Gougeon and Julie Nantel

daily activities such as rising from a chair, stair climbing, etc., and therefore have an impact on the overall functional mobility. The small number of participants included in this study limits the generalization of our results. Indeed, a larger sample size could have allowed us to compare the effect

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Heloisa Suzano de Almeida, Flávia Porto, Marcelo Porretti, Gabriella Lopes, Daniele Fiorot, Priscila dos Santos Bunn and Elirez Bezerra da Silva

the dance intervention to more advanced stages. These results may indicate a quick and safe initial strategy to stabilize balance, allowing other motor issues to be worked on such as gait, functional mobility, and speed, which is very important for people with PD. However, high-level multicenter RCTs

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Edgar R. Vieira, Ruth Tappen, Sareen S. Gropper, Maria T. Severi, Gabriella Engstrom, Marcio R. de Oliveira, Alexandre C. Barbosa and Rubens A. da Silva

falls because reduced dorsiflexion during stance is associated with falls ( Góes et al., 2015 ). Also, it has been found that the dorsiflexion strength of the affected ankle of subjects with spastic hemiplegia is a crucial component in determining their functional mobility ( Shamay & Hui-Chan, 2013

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Mary Hellen Morcelli, Dain Patrick LaRoche, Luciano Fernandes Crozara, Nise Ribeiro Marques, Camilla Zamfolini Hallal, Mauro Gonçalves and Marcelo Tavella Navega

more proximal muscles working at the trunk and hip and functional mobility of older adults deserves further investigation. 15 Rate of torque development is another muscle performance measure that quantifies the rapid application of strength and is related to speed of movement. Similar to strength, rate

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Carly C. Sacco, Erin M. Gaffney and Jesse C. Dean

Kinesthesia, the sense of body movement, is widely acknowledged to play an important role in functional mobility. Both proprioceptive receptors (eg, muscle spindles) and cutaneous receptors (eg, Ruffini corpuscles) can provide sensory feedback related to body segment position or velocity, thus

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Nathan F. Johnson, Chloe Hutchinson, Kaitlyn Hargett, Kyle Kosik and Phillip Gribble

factors such as strength, coordination, and balance also contribute to safe functional mobility. These variables were not collected, but each decline with age. Future studies need to consider multiple factors when evaluating the unique contribution of flexibility on functional performance. Finally, a lack

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Roger J. Paxton, Jeri E. Forster, Matthew J. Miller, Kristine L. Gerron, Jennifer E. Stevens-Lapsley and Cory L. Christiansen

functional mobility following TKA ( Moffet et al., 2004 ; Parent & Moffet, 2002 ; Parent & Moffet, 2003 ). The 6MW test has been demonstrated to have excellent test-retest reliability, with intraclass correlation coefficients from 0.95–0.97, and a low coefficient of variation (10.4%; Montgomery & Gardner

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Chonticha Kaewjoho, Thiwabhorn Thaweewannakij, Lugkana Mato, Saowanee Nakmaroeng, Supaporn Phadungkit and Sugalya Amatachaya

– 859 . PubMed ID: 23950640 doi: 10.2147/CIA.S41076 Kaewjoho , C. , Mato , L. , Thaweewannakij , T. , Nakmareong , S. , Phadungkit , S. , Gaogasigam , C. , & Amatachaya , S. ( 2020 ). Thai dance exercises benefited functional mobility and fall rates among community-dwelling older

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Odessa Addison, Monica C. Serra, Leslie Katzel, Jamie Giffuni, Cathy C. Lee, Steven Castle, Willy M. Valencia, Teresa Kopp, Heather Cammarata, Michelle McDonald, Kris A. Oursler, Chani Jain, Janet Prvu Bettger, Megan Pearson, Kenneth M. Manning, Orna Intrator, Peter Veazie, Richard Sloane, Jiejin Li and Miriam C. Morey

exceeds the minimally clinically important difference of 0.05 m/s ( Perera et al., 2006 ). Improvements in gait speed are associated with a decreased risk of mortality and improved functional mobility ( Hardy, Perera, Roumani, Chandler, & Studenski, 2007 ). This is a promising finding, as it demonstrates

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José D. Jiménez-García, Fidel Hita-Contreras, Manuel de la Torre-Cruz, Raquel Fábrega-Cuadros, Agustín Aibar-Almazán, David Cruz-Díaz and Antonio Martínez-Amat

the postmenopausal population ( Lomas-Vega, Hita-Contreras, Mendoza, & Martínez-Amat, 2012 ). A higher score in the FES-I correlates with a greater fear of falling. Dynamic Balance The Timed Up and Go (TUG) test is a simple, valid, and reliable method to assess functional mobility and dynamic balance