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KINÉSITHÉRAPIE ET AMÉLIORATION DU CONTRÔLE DE L'ÉQUILIBRE DU SUJET ÂGÉ : EFFETS DE TRAITEMENTS COGNITIFS, MANUELS ET INSTRUMENTAUX

Abstract : The ageing of cognitive, sensory, and motor systems, involved in postural control, induces a reduction of the functional capacities in the elderly, leading to an increased risk of falling. The consequences in terms of human and economic costs justify a growing interest in prevention. The general aim of this doctoral dissertation was to assess the efficiency of various physical therapies on the control of posture in elderly people. After evaluating various methods of clinical and instrumental investigation, we studied, on the one hand, the short- and medium-term effects of a program of sensorimotor, educational physical therapy of group, associating technical and cognitive handling. On the other hand, we selectively tested the short-term effects of various regional techniques usually practised by the physical therapists (massage and stretching) as well as self-training techniques. Overall, our results showed a positive effect on the clinical performances and control of short-term posture for the techniques taken separately, and in the medium- and long-term, for the program of physical therapy. The transfer to functional situations of everyday life and the reduction of the risk of falling remain to be studied.
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Jacques Vaillant. KINÉSITHÉRAPIE ET AMÉLIORATION DU CONTRÔLE DE L'ÉQUILIBRE DU SUJET ÂGÉ : EFFETS DE TRAITEMENTS COGNITIFS, MANUELS ET INSTRUMENTAUX. Neurosciences [q-bio.NC]. Université Joseph-Fourier - Grenoble I, 2004. Français. ⟨tel-00184980⟩

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