The Effects of Slackline Balance Training on Postural Control in Older Adults

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The present study investigated whether slackline training enhances postural control in older adults. 24 participants were randomized into an intervention and a control group. The intervention group received 6-weeks of slackline training, two times per week. Pre-post measurement included: the time of different standing positions on a balance platform with and without an external disturbance and the acceleration of the balance platform. Results showed significantly improved standing times during one leg stance without external disturbance and a significantly reduced acceleration of the balance platform for the intervention group after the training period during tandem stance with and without an external disturbance. We conclude that slackline training in older adults has a positive impact on postural control and thus on the reduction of fall risk.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Aging and Physical Activity
Volume24
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)393-398
Number of pages6
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Publication statusPublished - 2016

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