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  1. Chen, Tzurei PT, PhD, GCS
  2. Yoshida, Yuri PT, PhD


Falls are a common health issue among older adults. Muscle weakness, limited physical function, and balance impairment have been identified as the modifiable risk factors for falls. The purpose of this review is to analyze current evidence about the efficacy of power training in improving physical function, improving balance, and preventing falls in older adults. We also provide recommendations regarding power training protocols for older adults. This review suggests that power training is effective in reducing several risk factors for falls. Future interdisciplinary studies are needed to provide evidence about how to incorporate power training in a fall prevention program.