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Mohsen Shafizadeh, Nicola Theis and Keith Davids

musculoskeletal injury during data collection. Participants’ level of ambulation was assessed using the Functional Mobility Scale ( Graham, Harvey, Rodda, Nattrass, & Pirpiris, 2004 ). The scale required participants to attempt to walk 5, 50, or 500 m, while ratings of 1–6 were recorded according to if, and how

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Christopher J. Nightingale, Sidney N. Mitchell and Stephen A. Butterfield

.07.003 Podsiadlo , D. , & Richardson , S. ( 1991 ). The timed “Up & Go”: A test of basic functional mobility for frail elderly persons . Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 39 ( 2 ), 142 – 148 . PubMed ID: 1991946 doi:10.1111/j.1532-5415.1991.tb01616.x 10.1111/j.1532-5415.1991.tb01616.x Salzman

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Jennifer K. Sansom and Beverly D. Ulrich

energy consumption and cost. In addition to AFOs, many individuals with MMC also use assistive devices (ADs) such as walkers or crutches to aid functional mobility and facilitate compensation for limited or absent muscle activity. Clinicians encourage use of ADs for individuals with neuromotor

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Wesley O’Brien, Michael J. Duncan, Orlagh Farmer and Diarmuid Lester

( Sorenson, 2009 ; Wieczorkowski, 2010 ), suggests that a proactive, functional training approach can enhance overall wellness and productivity in active populations. Although, the FMS ™ has been used in injury-related research, it was originally designed to assess functional mobility and postural

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Emma Renehan, Claudia Meyer, Rohan A. Elliott, Frances Batchelor, Catherine Said, Terry Haines and Dianne Goeman

stand, and one-leg stand ( Rossiter-Fornoff, Wolf, Wolfson, Buchner, & FICSIT Group, 1995 ) c. Timed Up and Go A quick and reliable test of functional mobility, whereby a person is timed to rise from a chair, walk 3 m, turn, walk back to the chair, and sit down ( Podsiadlo & Richardson, 1991 ) The 6

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Leah S. Goudy, Brandon Rhett Rigby, Lisa Silliman-French and Kevin A. Becker

’s Disease, 2013 , 572134 . PubMed ID: 31017288 doi:10.1155/2013/572134 Kurt , E.E. , Büyükturan , B. , Büyükturan , Ö. , Erdem , H.R. , & Tuncay , F. ( 2018 ). Effects of Ai Chi on balance, quality of life, functional mobility, and motor impairment in patients with Parkinson’s disease

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Chung-Chao Liang, Qi-Xing Change, Yu-Chou Hung, Chizan-Chung Chen, Chun-Hsiang Lin, Yu-Chun Wei and Jia-Ching Chen

, & Krotish, 2013 ). Timed Up and Go Test Timed Up and Go test (TUG) is a functional mobility test that requires participants to stand up from an armchair, walk 3 m, turn around, walk back to the chair, and return to a seated position. The TUG has been widely used as a valid and reliable test to monitor

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Ka Man Leung and Pak-Kwong Chung

test or whose abbreviated mental test score was under 6 were excluded from the study. The Timed Up and Go is a common test of functional mobility among older adults, and it was found that older adults who could complete the test in 20 s have been shown to walk at a gait speed that should be enough for

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K. Dillon and Harry Prapavessis

, had improved functional mobility (2.9 s faster on TUG; Vreugdenhil et al., 2012 ). These results are consistent with the current study, as we also found improved TUG times (6.8 s). We attribute the bigger improvement in our study to the fact that our participants started at slower TUG times, with

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Wonjae Choi and Seungwon Lee

training on trunk muscle strength, spinal mobility, dynamic balance and functional mobility in older adults . Gerontology, 59 ( 2 ), 105 – 113 . PubMed ID: 23108436 doi:10.1159/000343152 10.1159/000343152 Grigorenko , A. , Bjerkefors , A. , Rosdahl , H. , Hultling , C. , Alm , M