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Balance and Falls in Survivors of Cancer

Balance and Falls in Survivors of Cancer GUEST E DITOR’S M ESSAGE Balance and Falls in Survivors of Cancer Min H. Huang, PT, PhD Board-certified Clinical Specialist in Neurological Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Department, College of Health Sciences, University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI For survivors of cancer, balance impairments and fall Test (BESTest). The BESTest examines 6 systems of pos- risks emerge throughout the survivorship trajectory at a tural control: biomechanical constraints (eg, strength and 1-5 level exceeding age-related declines. In 2015, a coalition range of motion), stability limits (eg, reaching forward), of researchers led by the Cancer and Aging Research Group anticipatory postural adjustments (eg, sit to stand, stand on identified interventions to prevent falls as a research gap in one leg), postural responses (eg, compensatory stepping), older survivors of cancer. In 2016, a group of interdisci- sensory orientation (eg, eyes closed and stand on foam), plinary experts assembled by the Rehabilitation Medicine and stability in gait (eg, changing speed or dual tasking). Department of the Clinical Center at the National Insti- The BESTest identifies the specific systems linked to bal- tutes of Health recommended adopting the tools used in ance impairments. This examination approach for balance the geriatric population to assess balance in survivors http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rehabilitation Oncology Wolters Kluwer Health

Balance and Falls in Survivors of Cancer

Rehabilitation Oncology , Volume 39 (1) – Jan 1, 2021

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Wolters Kluwer Health
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© 2021 Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy, APTA.
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2168-3808
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2381-2427
DOI
10.1097/01.REO.0000000000000250
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Abstract

GUEST E DITOR’S M ESSAGE Balance and Falls in Survivors of Cancer Min H. Huang, PT, PhD Board-certified Clinical Specialist in Neurological Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Department, College of Health Sciences, University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI For survivors of cancer, balance impairments and fall Test (BESTest). The BESTest examines 6 systems of pos- risks emerge throughout the survivorship trajectory at a tural control: biomechanical constraints (eg, strength and 1-5 level exceeding age-related declines. In 2015, a coalition range of motion), stability limits (eg, reaching forward), of researchers led by the Cancer and Aging Research Group anticipatory postural adjustments (eg, sit to stand, stand on identified interventions to prevent falls as a research gap in one leg), postural responses (eg, compensatory stepping), older survivors of cancer. In 2016, a group of interdisci- sensory orientation (eg, eyes closed and stand on foam), plinary experts assembled by the Rehabilitation Medicine and stability in gait (eg, changing speed or dual tasking). Department of the Clinical Center at the National Insti- The BESTest identifies the specific systems linked to bal- tutes of Health recommended adopting the tools used in ance impairments. This examination approach for balance the geriatric population to assess balance in survivors

Journal

Rehabilitation OncologyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Jan 1, 2021

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