An emerging postural response: is control of the hip possible in the newly walking child?

@article{Roncesvalles2004AnEP,
  title={An emerging postural response: is control of the hip possible in the newly walking child?},
  author={Maria Nida C Roncesvalles and Marjorie Hines Woollacott and Nicholas Brown and Jody L Jensen},
  journal={Journal of motor behavior},
  year={2004},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={147-59}
}
Previous researchers have proposed that because of their slow muscle-response latencies, 1- to 2-year-old children are unable to control hip-dominant postural responses when responding to balance threats (G. McCollum & T. Leen, 1989). To test that proposition, the authors exposed 41 children to backward support-surface translations and recorded muscle activations and movement kinematics. Children between 10 months and 10 years of age stood on a platform that was unexpectedly moved. Passive hip… CONTINUE READING