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M. Meier
04-19-1998, 11:46 PM
Regarding slower walking in elderly:
I agree with Jeff Ives comments that increased joint stiffness in terms of
"rougher" gliding contributes to slowing down of the elderly's walking
velocity. However, the decreased joint ROM seems not to have a too big
influence, as a full ROM might not be needed during walking.
However pathologies, not only related to joint and muscles, have an
influence on the walking velocity of elderly people.

Margrit Meier, PhD-student
University of Sherbrooke, CA

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