Effects of step rate manipulation on joint mechanics during running.

  title={Effects of step rate manipulation on joint mechanics during running.},
  author={B. Heiderscheit and Elizabeth S. Chumanov and Max P Michalski and Christa M. Wille and M. Ryan},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={43 2},
PURPOSE the objective of this study was to characterize the biomechanical effects of step rate modification during running on the hip, knee, and ankle joints so as to evaluate a potential strategy to reduce lower extremity loading and risk for injury. METHODS three-dimensional kinematics and kinetics were recorded from 45 healthy recreational runners during treadmill running at constant speed under various step rate conditions (preferred, ± 5%, and ± 10%). We tested our primary hypothesis… Expand
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