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[Rehabilitation of balance disorders for elderly].

Authors
  • Regrain, Edwin
  • Boyer, François
  • Chays, André
Type
Published Article
Journal
La Revue du praticien
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2011
Volume
61
Issue
6
Pages
836–837
Identifiers
PMID: 21826942
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The problems encountered by elderly in balancing themselves, possibly causing instability, perception troubles, and even falls, are the consequence of physiopathological causes. Their comprehension by the way of a thorough clinical survey gives a lead to the rehabilitation based on precise objectives. The subsequent programme of exercises presents the significant features of modularity, clarity of objectives and a progress led by the evolution of the symptoms. This personalized undertaking may include a correction of the musculosqueletics troubles, a sensorial resetting, a development of postural stabilization capabilities independent of the internal or external circumstances, a self-balancing capability independent of the current cognitive condition, a restoration of self-confidence, a physical resetting and an adaptation of the living place. The transposition of the exercises in ecological situation, the virtual reality of which is getting closer and closer, remains a priority in order to achieve the best results.

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