The effects of walking speed on forefoot, hindfoot and ankle joint motion

Rosemary Dubbeldam, Jaap Buurke, Corien Diana Maria Nikamp-Simons, H. Baan, A.V. Nene, Hermanus J. Hermens

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    Background Foot and ankle joint kinematic differences have been identified between healthy subjects and subjects with various pathologies suffering from foot and ankle impairments. Changes in temporal factors such as walking speed and double stance time are also found in these pathological conditions. As such, in theory, these factors would also influence the kinematics and hence make it difficult to ascertain the effects of the disease on the kinematics. The aim of this study was to analyse foot and ankle kinematics from gait recordings of healthy subjects walking at comfortable and slower speeds.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)796-801
    Number of pages6
    JournalClinical biomechanics
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010


    • EWI-18799
    • BSS-Biomechatronics and rehabilitation technology
    • Healthy subjects
    • Gait analysis
    • IR-74634
    • Foot and ankle kinematics
    • METIS-273853

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