kyphosis and decreased function

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Here is a new research study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Increasing kyphosis is associated with reduced mobility as measured by the Timed Up and Go (TUG), independent of several factors including “age, baseline kyphosis, health status, grip strength, BMI, change in hip BMD, and new vertebral fractures.”

With the “silver tsunami” now approaching, research addressing issues of aging are more important than ever. I appreciate the recent article in JOSPT about kyphosis, and hope that there are researchers out there that are looking at how to prevent (and even reduce) it.

Photo credit: kyphosis.jpg, originally uploaded by Doctor Swan

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