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Gait Posture. 2011 Apr;33(4):600-3. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2011.01.016. Epub 2011 Feb 19.

Effect of oculo-motor and gaze stability exercises on postural stability and dynamic visual acuity in healthy young adults.

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Department of Rehabilitation, Mizutani Hospital, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. morimotohiroyuki@hotmail.com

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of oculo-motor exercises and gaze stability exercises on postural stability and dynamic visual acuity (DVA) in healthy young adults. Subjects were randomly divided into experimental (n=28) and control groups (n=13). The experimental group performed oculo-motor exercises and gaze stability exercise for three weeks and the control group did not. Pre and post postural stability during quiet standing, standing with active head rotation, and DVA were measured on both groups. Significant differences were found in postural stability during standing with active head rotation and DVA in the experimental group (p<0.05). No significant differences were found in postural stability or DVA in the control group. Improvements in postural stability and DVA after three weeks of oculo-motor exercises and gaze stability exercises suggest that this specific type of vestibular and ocular system exercises may be beneficial for healthy young adults.

PMID:
21334899
DOI:
10.1016/j.gaitpost.2011.01.016
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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