Biomechanical parameters in lower limbs during natural walking and Nordic walking at different speeds
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Instytucja
Wydział Fizjoterapii (Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego we Wrocławiu)
Źródłowe zdarzenia ewaluacyjne
Informacje podstawowe
Główny język publikacji
en
Czasopismo
Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics
ISSN
1509-409X
EISSN
Wydawca
WROCLAW UNIV TECHNOLOGY
DOI
Rok publikacji
2015
Numer zeszytu
1
Strony od-do
95-101
Numer tomu
17
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Słowa kluczowe
en
walking
kinematics analysis
Nordic Walking
Streszczenia
Język
en
Treść
Purpose: Nordic Walking (NW) is a sport that has a number of benefits as a rehabilitation method. It is performed with specially designed poles and has been often recommended as a physical activity that helps reduce the load to limbs. However, some studies have suggested that these findings might be erroneous. Study aim. The aim of this paper was to compare the kinematic, kinetic and dynamic parameters of lower limbs between Natural Walking (W) and Nordic Walking (NW) at both low and high walking speeds. Methods: The study used a registration system, BTS Smart software and Kistler platform. Eleven subjects walked along a 15-metre path at low (below 2 m⋅s –1) and high (over 2 m⋅s –1) walking speeds. The Davis model was employed for calculations of kinematic, kinetic and dynamic parameters of lower limbs. Results: With constant speed, the support given by Nordic Walking poles does not make the stroke longer and there is no change in pelvic rotation either. The only change observed was much bigger pelvic anteversion in the sagittal plane during fast NW. There were no changes in forces, power and muscle torques in lower limbs. Conclusions: The study found no differences in kinematic, kinetic and dynamic parameters between Natural Walking (W) and Nordic Walking (NW). Higher speeds generate greater ground reaction forces and muscle torques in lower limbs. Gait parameters depend on walking speed rather than on walking style.
Cechy publikacji
Biocybernetyka i inżynieria biomedyczna
Medycyna
Nauki o kulturze fizycznej
Biocybernetics and biomedical engineering
Medicine
Physical education
Original article
Original article presents the results of original research or experiment.
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PBN-R:659572
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