Partial weight bearing in the older person

Michael A. Hughes*, Jess Cooperman, Colleen Peterson, Pamela W. Duncan

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Partial weight bearing is an integral part of the recovery process for a variety of clinical conditions. The authors studied 15 healthy young women (age 20-30) and 15 healthy older women (age > 65) in partial weight bearing after training with feedback. The results indicate that older patients (particularly those with sensory deficits) may require more training than young patients to learn partial weight bearing despite being able to perform it with feedback during the training period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalTopics in Geriatric Rehabilitation
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • aged
  • motor learning
  • partial weight bearing
  • rehabilitation


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