News tagged with balance

Balancing physiotherapy and fun

A team of Victoria University of Wellington students and graduates has created a balance board that helps people stay motivated and have fun while undergoing physical therapy.

Jun 04, 2014
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Lining up our sights

Neurologists at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich have studied the role of the vestibular system, which controls balance, in optimizing how we direct our gaze. The results could lead to more effective ...

Mar 24, 2014
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Mother's diet linked to premature birth

Pregnant women who eat a "prudent" diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and who drink water have a significantly reduced risk of preterm delivery, suggests a study published in BMJ today.

Mar 04, 2014
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Mobility limitation due to a lack of balance confidence

A fall and subsequent injury decreases a person's balance confidence and increases his or her fear of falling. People aged over 60 years who had sustained a hip fracture and had a lower sense of balance confidence, also experienced ...

Oct 10, 2013
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