A "NEUROMUSCULAR LOOK" TO SARCOPENIA: IS IT A 'MOVEMENT DISORDER'?


KARA M. , ÖZÇAKAR L. , KAYMAK B. , Ata A. M. , Frontera W.

JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE, vol.52, no.4, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.2340/16501977-2672
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE

Abstract

Objective: Impairment of physical function is the main determinant of morbidity/mortality in sarcopenia and frailty. Physical function tests are performed by the movement around the joints, and skeletal muscles are the main generators of the forces required to perform these functional tasks. However, the central nervous system, which initiates and coordinates muscle movements, controls the magnitude and temporal parameters of muscle forces.