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Lower limb kinematics of subjects with chronic Achilles tendon injury during running

Donoghue, O, Harrison, A, Laxton, P and Jones, RK 2008, 'Lower limb kinematics of subjects with chronic Achilles tendon injury during running' , Research in Sports Medicine, 16 (1) , pp. 23-38.

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Abstract

This study examined the kinematic differences between subjects who had a history of chronic Achilles tendon (AT) injury and matched controls during running. Eleven subjects from each group ran barefoot (BF) and shod at self-selected speeds on a treadmill. Three-dimensional angles describing rearfoot and lower limb motion were calculated throughout stance. Five footfalls were obtained for each subject and condition. Pairwise comparisons revealed greater eversion, ankle dorsiflexion and less leg abduction during stance in the AT group compared with controls. Running kinematics were exaggerated in shod compared with BF conditions, as expected from previous research. The differences between conditions were more exaggerated in AT subjects compared with control subjects. Further analysis using a curve-based approach is recommended

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Research in Sports Medicine
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1543-8627
Depositing User: RH Shuttleworth
Date Deposited: 08 May 2012 14:27
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2014 10:12
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/22601

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