Variable Surface Training and Fall Risk in the Older Adult: A Literature Review

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid



Variable surface balance training is frequently used as a rehabilitative intervention.


To determine the effects of variable surface training on fall risk in the older adult and begin to explore evidence-based exercise parameters to drive clinical practice.

Study Selection:

A search on PubMed and CINAHL in March 2016 resulted in 8 randomized control trials to include in this literature review.


All studies reported statistically significant improvements on at least one outcome measure following variable surface training.


All health care professionals can refer older adults at risk for falls to physical therapy to help prevent falls before they occur.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles