Effects of backpack load on critical changes of trunk muscle activation and lumbar spine loading during walking.


This study investigated the effects of carrying a backpack while walking. Critical changes featuring the disproportionality of increases in trunk muscle activation and lumbar joint loading between light and heavy backpack carriage weight may reveal the load-bearing strategy (LBS) of the lumbar spine. This was investigated using an integrated system equipped… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2017.1365950