Immediate effect of backward exercise with varying gait cadence on motor function of old and young adults

Tadashi Ito, Kazuyoshi Ohta, Akiyoshi Mabuchi, Hiroki Kunishima, Kazunori Yamazaki, Yoshifumi Morita, Tomoyasu Tanigawa, Minako Yoshihisa, Akira Kubo, Yoshihito Sakai

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[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to examine the influence on motor function of backward walking exercise with changing cadence. [Subjects] Subjects were six older adults (older group), seven younger adults (younger group), and seven junior high school students (boys group). [Method] Each subject performed backward walking exercise for 3 minutes in time with a metronome which was used to alter the cadence from the usual walking speed every 30 seconds to 50% speed. Motor-function evaluations were backward walking exercise rate, the Timed Up and Go test (TUG), the 5m maximal gait speed, the Single-leg Standing time, the sitting-stepping test, and the Chair-stand test (CS-30). [Result] The 5m maximal gait speed and CS-30 showed significant differences in each group. [Conclusion] Backward walking exercise showed some differences with age, suggesting it is useful for the improvement of motor function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)751-756
Number of pages6
JournalRigakuryoho Kagaku
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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    Ito, T., Ohta, K., Mabuchi, A., Kunishima, H., Yamazaki, K., Morita, Y., Tanigawa, T., Yoshihisa, M., Kubo, A., & Sakai, Y. (2013). Immediate effect of backward exercise with varying gait cadence on motor function of old and young adults. Rigakuryoho Kagaku, 28(6), 751-756. https://doi.org/10.1589/rika.28.751