Academic Article


  • As the number of older adults continues to rise worldwide, the prevention of physical disability among seniors is an increasingly important public health priority. Physical exercise is among the best known methods of preventing disability, but accumulating evidence indicates that considerable variability exists in the responsiveness of older adults to standard training regimens. Accordingly, a need exists to develop tailored interventions to optimize the beneficial effects of exercise on the physical function of older adults at risk for becoming disabled. The present review summarizes the available literature related to the use of adjuvant or alternative strategies intended to enhance the efficacy of exercise in improving the physical function of older adults. Within this work, we also discuss potential future research directions in this area. © 2014 American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  • Author List

  • Buford TW; Anton SD; Clark DJ; Higgins TJ; Cooke MB
  • End Page

  • 543
  • Volume

  • 6