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

Button, Chris, Moyle, Stuart, & Davids, Keith W. (2010) Comparison of below-knee amputee gait performed overground and on a motorized treadmill. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 27(2), pp. 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.

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ID Code: 40996
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Below-Knee Amputee, Gait, Locomotion, Task Constraints, Multiple Case Study
ISSN: 0736-5829
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600) > Motor Control (110603)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Human Kinetics, Inc.
Deposited On: 29 Mar 2011 10:00
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:32

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