Exercise-based fall prevention: can you be a bit more specific?

Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2014 Oct;42(4):161-8. doi: 10.1249/JES.0000000000000023.


Trip-specific perturbation training reduces trip-related falls after laboratory-induced trips and, prospectively, in the community. Based on an emerging body of evidence, we hypothesize that using task-specific perturbation training as a stand-alone approach or in conjunction with conventional exercise-based approaches will improve the effectiveness of fall prevention interventions significantly.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Accidental Falls / prevention & control*
  • Exercise*
  • Feedback
  • Humans
  • Motor Skills
  • Postural Balance
  • Task Performance and Analysis