Bipedal Perils for Patients: Peak Braking and Propulsive Forces in Gradient Walking

Keywords trauma patients, ground reaction forces, pressure distribution, real life motion patterns Background: Protecting a healing injury to the lower extremity often requires limiting the forces applied through ambulation. Lower extremity postoperative patients navigate a wide variety of terrains and obstacles once they regain mobility but are still in recovery. These terrains influence the peak […]

Biomechanical Adaptations and Performance Indicators in Short Trail Running

Abstract Our aims were to measure anthropometric and oxygen uptake (˙VO2) variables in the laboratory, to measure kinetic and stride characteristics during a trail running time trial, and then analyse the data for correlations with trail running performance. Runners (13 men, 4 women: mean age: 29 ± 5 years; stature: 179.5 ± 0.8 cm; body […]