Senior citizens benefit from movement therapy

Kristen Hartshorn, Jesse Delage, Tiffany Field, Loren Olds

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Abstract

Sixteen senior citizens participated in four, 50-min movement therapy sessions over a 2-week period and were compared to 16 senior citizens who belonged to a wait list control group who received the movement sessions only after the end of the study. The movement therapy participants improved in their functional motion on the Tinetti scale, and specifically on the gait scale, their leg strength increased, and their leg pain significantly decreased.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-58
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and Manual Therapy
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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