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Effect of pilates exercise for improving balance in older adults: a systematic review with meta-analysis.

Authors
  • Barker, Anna Lucia
  • Bird, Marie-Louise
  • Talevski, Jason
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2015
Volume
96
Issue
4
Pages
715–723
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2014.11.021
PMID: 25511371
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

The evidence suggests Pilates can improve balance, an important risk factor for falls in older adults. However, there is limited data on the impact of Pilates on falls. Effects may have been overestimated because of the low methodological quality of studies. Best-practice recommendations were rarely applied in prior studies, indicating greater effects may have been achieved if recommendations were incorporated.

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