Navigation Links
Walking skills program improves physical function following hip replacement surgery
Date:12/14/2011

ed consecutively from October 2008 through March 2010, with 68 patients randomized to either a training group (35) or in the control group (33). Participants had a mean age of 66 years, with 35 women and 33 men taking part in the study.

Participants in the training group engaged in 12 sessions that were led by a physical therapist twice a week. Each 70 minute session was solely performed in weight-bearing positions and included physical activities such as sitting to standing, walking over obstacles, walking with turns, and climbing stairs. The aim of the training program was to improve patients' flexibility, strength, coordination, balance, and walking endurance following surgery.

Results show those who took part in the walking program displayed significant improvement in physical performance measures and self-reported physical functioning at five months following surgery compared to the control group. Compared to baseline measures (3 months post surgery), 66% of subjects in the training group and 15% in the control group improved their walking distance to 164 feet (50 meters) or more by the fifth month following hip replacement surgery. At 12 months post surgery the training group showed greater improvement in walking distance and stair climbing abilities than the control. "The training program was well tolerated by patients and no complications were reports," concludes Ms. Heiberg. "Our findings suggest physical rehabilitation helps improve mobility and function in patients who received hip replacements."


'/>"/>

Contact: Dawn Peters
healthnews@wiley.com
781-388-8408
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Walking While Drunk Can Lead to Deadly Accidents: Expert
2. Slower Walking Speed Linked to Surgical Risk in Elderly
3. Foot positioning during walking and running may influence ankle sprains
4. Walking, sex and spicy food are favored unprescribed methods to bring on labor
5. Walking the Dog Benefits You, Too
6. Brisk walking could improve prostate cancer outcomes
7. Brisk walking may help men with prostate cancer, UCSF study finds
8. Walking distance test an accurate indicator of disease severity in patients with COPD
9. Americans Walking, Biking a Bit More, Research Shows
10. High Blood Pressure Linked to Drop in Walking Speed, Study Finds
11. Regular Walking May Slow Decline of Alzheimers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/24/2014)... Francisco, California (PRWEB) November 24, 2014 ... reach USD 6.19 billion by 2020, according to ... Increasing incidence rates of cardiac arrhythmias clubbed with ... drivers of this market. Though still in the ... a significant rise in usage rates in the ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... 2014 Volpara Solutions announced today ... the 100th Annual Meeting of the Radiology Society ... (RSNA Booth 1752 – South Hall). Volpara Solutions ... the rest of its innovative suite of quantitative ... enable personalized measurements of volumetric density, patient-specific dose, ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... November 24, 2014 Residents of retirement ... in this year’s SENIORS GOT TALENT, an annual online ... From piano players to classic crooners, to seniors partying ... older adults are indeed living young. , “SENIORS GOT ... there’s a cash prize, has always been about highlighting ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... Olaparib functions as a chemical of ... one of the first PARP inhibitors. Sufferers with BRCA1/2 ... of melanoma, and are often immune to other types ... malignancies a exclusive weaknesses, as the tissues of melanoma ... and allow them to proceed splitting. This implies that ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... The Holiday Inn Westbury - Long Island ... Association to donate various items consisting of practical, ... such items.The Association's program is aimed toward helping over ... nursing homes, assisted living facilities and nursing homes. The ... of seniors throughout the Long Island area. The Holiday ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Electrophysiology Devices Market Worth Forecasted To Reach $6.19 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 2Health News:Electrophysiology Devices Market Worth Forecasted To Reach $6.19 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 3Health News:Electrophysiology Devices Market Worth Forecasted To Reach $6.19 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 4Health News:Volpara Solutions to Launch VolparaAnalytics 1.2 at RSNA 2Health News:Volpara Solutions to Launch VolparaAnalytics 1.2 at RSNA 3Health News:Nursing Homes & Assisted Living Retirement Communities Enter Seniors Guide's Seniors Got Talent 2Health News:Nursing Homes & Assisted Living Retirement Communities Enter Seniors Guide's Seniors Got Talent 3Health News:Olaparib Industry (CAS 763113-22-0) 2009-2019 Global and China Research Reports is Now Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 2Health News:Olaparib Industry (CAS 763113-22-0) 2009-2019 Global and China Research Reports is Now Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 3Health News:Olaparib Industry (CAS 763113-22-0) 2009-2019 Global and China Research Reports is Now Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 4Health News:The Holiday Inn Westbury - Long Island gives back to the local Long Island community, and also goes beyond borders to assist those in need during the 2014 Holiday Season 2Health News:The Holiday Inn Westbury - Long Island gives back to the local Long Island community, and also goes beyond borders to assist those in need during the 2014 Holiday Season 3
... available in Spanish . Researchers headed ... New York and by Mara Macas at the Institute for ... by which some proteins that are essential for life, called ... fruit of three years of intense work, the study reports ...
... Institute (JASRI) have successfully produced a first beam of ... This light was created using SACLA, a cutting-edge X-ray ... February 2011 in Harima, Japan. SACLA (SPring-8 Angstrom Compact ... of atoms and molecules at a level of detail ...
... By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, June ... exercise habits of America,s teens, new data from the U.S. ... picture. Not only are high school kids guzzling far ... the CDC research team found. In fact, just one ...
... steady reduction in overall cancer death rates translates to ... 1990 and 2007, according to the latest statistics from ... 2011, and its companion consumer publication Cancer Facts & ... segments of the population equally. A special section of ...
... A team of social scientists and medical and nursing ... has pinpointed how a programme, which ran in more ... reduced the rates of potentially deadly central line bloodstream ... patient safety programmes. Funded in part by the ...
... Child Development (e-publication ahead of print) finds ... lead to a mathematical learning disability and difficulty in ... just one cause of math learning disabilities, according to ... Kennedy Krieger Institute. Approximately 6 to 14 percent ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Discovery of a new mechanism of gene control that is associated with cancer 2Health News:First X-ray lasing of SACLA 2Health News:High School Kids Get Too Many Sugary Drinks, Too Little Exercise: CDC 2Health News:High School Kids Get Too Many Sugary Drinks, Too Little Exercise: CDC 3Health News:American Cancer Society report finds continued progress in reducing cancer mortality 2Health News:American Cancer Society report finds continued progress in reducing cancer mortality 3Health News:American Cancer Society report finds continued progress in reducing cancer mortality 4Health News:International team works out secrets of one of world's most successful patient safety programs 2Health News:International team works out secrets of one of world's most successful patient safety programs 3Health News:Poor 'gut sense' of numbers contributes to persistent math difficulties 2Health News:Poor 'gut sense' of numbers contributes to persistent math difficulties 3
(Date:11/24/2014)... YORK , Nov. 24, 2014  AiCure, ... and motion-sensing technology to monitor medication ingestion, has ... to monitor and intervene with patients receiving medication ... Fatal overdoses from prescription opiates have quadrupled ... more deaths per year than heroin, cocaine and ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... , Nov. 24, 2014  Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... is retiring from the board of directors and from ... Raul Rodriguez , most recently serving as the company,s president ... executive officer and join the board of directors.  Gary ... 2005, will become chairman. Mr. Gower is expected to remain ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. , Nov. 24, 2014  Inovio ... Dr. J. Joseph Kim , President and CEO of ... board and management team to ring the Nasdaq Opening Bell ... celebration of Inovio,s September 15 th listing on the ... bell ringing ceremony, Dr. Kim said, "We are honored to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Can artificial intelligence solve the $55 billion problem of opioid abuse? 2Rigel Announces Executive Management Changes 2Rigel Announces Executive Management Changes 3Inovio Pharmaceuticals to Ring Opening Bell Nov 25th on the Nasdaq Stock Market 2Inovio Pharmaceuticals to Ring Opening Bell Nov 25th on the Nasdaq Stock Market 3
... Taylor Strategy Partners (TSP), who enable clients in the life science ... organizations, is pleased to announce the expansion of its operations to ... is headquartered in Columbus, OH with additional offices in New York, ... Director, will be taking the lead of the Kansas City office. ...
... Friday, June 10, 2011 at twelve o,clock noon, NMT ... Joseph F. Finn, Jr., C.P.A. ("Finn") of the firm ... the benefit of NMT Medical creditors. ... that designed, developed, manufactured and marketed proprietary implant technologies ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Taylor Strategy Partners Set to Open Office in Kansas City in June 2011 2NMT Medical, Inc. Sealed Bid Sale of its Intellectual Property to Take Place Friday, June 10, 2011 at Twelve O'Clock Noon 2
... a cast from an arm or leg can ... cut or burned by the cast saw blade. ... remove any cast with confidence. This innovative, cut-resistant ... burns from the cast saw and can be ...
... bypass grafting or creation of a vascular ... tunnel is of the utmost importance in ... answer for those seeking a high-precision tunneling ... the risk of twisting or kinking for ...
... In pediatric cardiac surgery, modified Blalock-Taussig ... prior to total correction. GORE-TEX Vascular Grafts ... of surgeons worldwide for use as shunts ... offer such benefits as ease of implantation ...
... have met the challenges of the most ... Recognized for exceptional performance and quality, they ... worldwide. These grafts require no preclotting, resist ... assure utmost thrombectomy safety. The Gore vascular ...
Medicine Products: