Center for Disease Control reports the following as fall risk factors: lower extremity weakness, vision problems, and difficulty maintaining balance during walking. Greatest predictor for a fall, is prior fall within the last year. Injury from a fall leads to: fear of falls, inactivity, atrophy, higher risk for falls. Kouzake and Masani (2008) indicated that improvements in postural sway are attributed to light touch increasing proprioception, rather than through mechanical support. Examples of light touch-enhanced proprioceptive feedback: walls and assistive walking devices. Successful strategy in bimanual tasks?
Meszaros, Andrew J.; Carey, Alyssa; Dorociak, Robin; Cronrath, Erik; Makani, Farah; and Martinez, Monica, "Can Cue Location Influence Postural Sway Control in a Post-Concussion Syndrome Case?" (2020). Student-Faculty Research - College of Physical Therapy. 14.