Characterizing the learning effect in response to biofeedback aimed at reducing tibial acceleration during running

VAN GELDER, Linda M.A., BARNES, Andrew, WHEAT, Jonathan and HELLER, Ben (208). Characterizing the learning effect in response to biofeedback aimed at reducing tibial acceleration during running. Proceedings, 2 (6), p. 200.

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Abstract

Increased tibial acceleration has been found to be an important risk factor for tibial stress fractures. Interventions aimed at reducing this variable which found a beneficial effect include the use of biofeedback in gait retraining. However, no studies have focused on the time participants take to modify tibial acceleration, therefore we aimed to find the start of a learning plateau in this study. Six participants ran on a treadmill while multisensory feedback was given. A single-subject analysis was used to characterise the learning effects. All participants changed peak tibial acceleration within the first step of running in the feedback condition. Two participants further reduced tibial acceleration to reach a plateau within 120 steps. In four of the six participants a strong effect of the feedback was still present after a week. Further research is needed to optimise the use of biofeedback in reducing the prevalence of tibial stress fractures.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Presented at the 12th conference of the International Sports Engineering Association, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 26–28 March 2018.
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Sports Engineering Research
Departments: Health and Well-being > Sport
Identification Number: 10.3390/proceedings2060200
Depositing User: Jill Hazard
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2018 12:20
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2018 04:32
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/18874

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