Comparison of below-knee amputee gait performed overground and on a motorized treadmill

MOYLE, S, BUTTON, C and DAVIDS, K (2010). Comparison of below-knee amputee gait performed overground and on a motorized treadmill. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 27 (2), 96-112.

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Abstract

There has been no direct attempt to evaluate whether gait performed overground and on a treadmill is the same for lower limb amputees. A multiple case study approach was adopted to explore the degenerate movement behavior displayed by three male amputees. Participants walked overground at a self-selected preferred pace and when this speed was enforced on a treadmill (50 stride cycles per condition). The extremities of motion (i.e., maximum flexion) for the hip and knee joints differed between conditions (0.2–3.8°). For two participants, the temporal asymmetry of gait was reduced on the treadmill. Initial data suggest that research on amputees simulating overground walking on a treadmill might need to be interpreted with some caution.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Sports Engineering Research
Depositing User: Carole Harris
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2011 09:39
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2011 09:39
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3342

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