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Nélida A. Silva ; Juliana N. Costa ; Marcio M. Pereira ; Marisete P. Safons ;Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia 2011, 15 5

Autor: Thais B. Araujo

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Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia ISSN: 1413-3555 rbfisio@ufscar.br Associação Brasileira de Pesquisa e PósGraduação em Fisioterapia Brasil Araujo, Thais B.; Silva, Nélida A.; Costa, Juliana N.; Pereira, Marcio M.; Safons, Marisete P. Effect of equine-assisted therapy on the postural balance of the elderly Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia, vol.
15, núm.
5, septiembre-octubre, 2011, pp.
414-419 Associação Brasileira de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação em Fisioterapia São Carlos, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=235019855012 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative ISSN 1413-3555 Original Article Rev Bras Fisioter, São Carlos, v.
15, n.
5, p.
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2011 © Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia Effect of equine-assisted therapy on the postural balance of the elderly Efeito da equoterapia no equilíbrio postural de idosos Thais B.
Araujo1, Nélida A.
Silva2, Juliana N.
Costa2, Marcio M.
Pereira2, Marisete P.
Safons3 Abstract Objective: To determine whether equine-assisted therapy (hippotherapy) produces alterations in the balance of the elderly.
Methods: The sample included 17 older adults who were divided into experimental (7 subjects) and control (10 subjects) groups.
Stabilometry data were acquired with a force platform.
The Timed Up and Go test (TUG) was used for clinical analysis of seated balance, transfer from a seated to a standing position, walking stability and changes in gait.
Sixteen equine-assisted therapy sessions were carried out. Results: Mann-Witney was used to compare the means between groups and no significant differences were found in the analyzed stabilometric parameters.
In intragroup comparison with the Wilcoxon test, a significant increase in the variab...





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