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Horse-riding simulation can be used in balance training for knee osteoarthritis

Study explored the use of simulated horse-riding exercises to help older people with osteoarthritis.

Study explored the use of simulated horse-riding exercises to help older people with osteoarthritis

Balance is important in the daily living activities of older people and greatly affects their quality of life. As a result of age-related changes, balance ability deteriorates and this can be a particular problem for people with arthritis.

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that causes severe pain, limits range of movement and leads to muscle weakness, poor balance ability and a high risk of falls. Clinical treatment is focused mainly on reducing pain, but muscle strength and improving balance are also important to improve quality of life.

Balance improving

This study explored simulated horse riding as a means of improving balance in older people with osteoarthritis of the knee.

Previous studies have shown that horse riding can

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