Plantar pressure reduction in an incremental weight-bearing system.

  title={Plantar pressure reduction in an incremental weight-bearing system.},
  author={T W Flynn and Paul K. Canavan and Peter Re Cavanagh and J. H. Chiang},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  volume={77 4},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Harness-supported treadmill ambulation has been advocated for patients to provide reduction in weight bearing to healing tissues and to reduce the energy cost of treadmill ambulation. The purposes of this technical report are to analyze the ability of one of these devices (Zuni Exercise System) to support a specific percentage of a subject's body weight during walking and running and to explore the relationship of unloading to pressure reduction in selected plantar… CONTINUE READING

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