Sturzprävention bei Älteren

Training der posturalen Kontrolle
  • F. HolzgreveEmail author
  • L. Maltry
  • J. Lampe
  • E. M. Wanke
  • D. Ohlendorf
Übersichten: Arbeitsschutz – Ergonomie


Der Zusammenhang zwischen der Haltungs- und Bewegungskontrolle (posturale Kontrolle) und dem Alter lässt sich über eine Optimumskurve beschreiben. So nimmt die posturale Kontrolle nach Erreichen ihrer vollen Ausprägung im Erwachsenenalter mit fortschreitendem Alter sukzessive ab. Gleichzeitig steigt das Risiko zu stürzen, mit oft ernsthaften Folgen. Ein gezieltes und systematisches Training wirkt sich positiv auf die posturale Kontrolle aus und dient als effektives Mittel zur Prävention von Stürzen.


Posturale Kontrolle Sturzgefahr Sturzprävention Gleichgewichtstraining Demographischer Wandel Ältere Menschen 

Fall prevention in older people

Training of postural control


The relationship between postural control and age can be described applying an optimum curve. Thus, postural control gradually decreases with advancing age after reaching its full extent in adulthood. At the same time the risk of falling increases, often with serious consequences. Specific and systematic training has a positive effect on postural control and serves as an effective means of preventing falls.


Postural control Risk of falls Preventing falls Balance training Demographic change Elderly people 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Holzgreve
    • 1
    Email author
  • L. Maltry
  • J. Lampe
  • E. M. Wanke
  • D. Ohlendorf
  1. 1.Institut für Arbeits‑, Sozial- und UmweltmedizinUniversitätsklinikum FrankfurtFrankfurt am MainDeutschland

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