Effects of walking poles on lower extremity gait mechanics.

  title={Effects of walking poles on lower extremity gait mechanics.},
  author={J. Willson and M. Torry and M. Decker and Thomas W Kernozek and J. Steadman},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={33 1},
  • J. Willson, M. Torry, +2 authors J. Steadman
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • Medicine and science in sports and exercise
  • PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine whether walking with poles reduces loading to the lower extremity during level over ground walking. METHODS Three-dimensional gait analysis was conducted on 13 healthy adults who completed 10 walking trials using three different poling conditions (selected poles, poles back, and poles front) and without the use of poles (no poles). The inverse dynamics approach was used to calculate kinetic data via anthropometric, kinematic, and kinetic data… CONTINUE READING

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