The effects of barefoot and shod running on limb and joint stiffness characteristics in recreational runners

Sinclair, JK, Atkins, SJ and Taylor, PJ 2015, 'The effects of barefoot and shod running on limb and joint stiffness characteristics in recreational runners' , Journal of Motor Behavior, 48 (1) , pp. 79-85.

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Abstract

The authors aimed to determine the effects of barefoot (BF) and several commercially available barefoot-inspired (BFIS) footwear models on limb and joint stiffness characteristics compared with conventional footwear (CF). Fifteen male participants ran over a force platform at 4.0 m.s¡1, in BF, BFIS, and CF conditions. Measures of limb and joint stiffness were calculated for each footwear. The results indicate that limb and knee stiffness were greater in BF and minimalist BFIS than in CF. CF and more structured BFIS were associated with a greater ankle stiffness compared with BF and minimalist BFIS. These findings serve to provide further insight into the susceptibility of runners to different injury mechanisms as a function of footwear.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Motor Behavior
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0022-2895
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Depositing User: SJ Atkins
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2017 08:56
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2017 09:47
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/44541

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