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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 15:27
    Last Modified: 21 Jul 2014 11:12
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/22601

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