Relationship between newborn stepping and later walking: a new interpretation.

  title={Relationship between newborn stepping and later walking: a new interpretation.},
  author={Elizabeth Thelen and David W. Cooke},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  volume={29 3},
The relationship between newborn stepping and later walking was examined by means of new kinematic and electromyographic data. Stepping movements of a group of 18 normal infants were compared at one and two months of age, at one and two months before the first independent steps, and at the month when these first steps occurred. Stepping in the first month was characterized by tight synchronization of hip, knee and ankle movements, but as early as two months the ankle-joint began to move out of… CONTINUE READING

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