Biomechanical characteristics of elderly individuals walking on land and in water.

In this study, we examined Spatial-temporal gait stride parameters, lower extremity joint angles, ground reaction forces (GRF) components, and electromyographic activation patterns of 10 healthy elderly individuals (70+/-6 years) walking in water and on land and compared them to a reference group of 10 younger adults (29+/-6 years). They all walked at self… CONTINUE READING