Simulated leg-length discrepancy: its effect on mean center-of-pressure position and postural sway.

@article{Mahar1985SimulatedLD,
  title={Simulated leg-length discrepancy: its effect on mean center-of-pressure position and postural sway.},
  author={R K Mahar and R Lee Kirby and D. A. MacLeod},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={1985},
  volume={66 12},
  pages={822-4}
}
We hypothesized that leg-length discrepancies of as little as 1cm would induce a significant postural shift and increase the extent of postural sway. We had 14 normal volunteers stand on a force platform with their feet in a standard position. Center-of-pressure data were recorded at 100Hz for 20 seconds while the subjects stood barefoot with no lifts or (in random order) with lifts of 1, 2, 3, and 4cm under their left and right feet. From these data we derived the mean center-of-pressure… CONTINUE READING

Topic