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Biomechanics and analysis of running gait.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16005396     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Physical activity, including running, is important to general health by way of prevention of chronic illnesses and their precursors. To keep runners healthy, it is paramount that one has sound knowledge of the biomechanics of running and assessment of running gait. More so, improving performance in competitive runners is based in sound training and rehabilitation practices that are rooted firmly in biomechanical principles. This article summarized the biomechanics of running and the means with which one can evaluate running gait. The gait assessment techniques for collecting and analyzing kinetic and kinematic data can provide insights into injury prevention and treatment and performance enhancement.
Authors:
Sheila A Dugan; Krishna P Bhat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1047-9651     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-11     Completed Date:  2005-09-06     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102787     Medline TA:  Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  603-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rush University Medical Center, 1725 West Harrison, Suite 970, Chicago, IL 60614, USA. sheila_dugan@rush.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Biomechanics
Electromyography
Foot / anatomy & histology
Gait / physiology*
Humans
Ligaments / physiology
Metatarsal Bones / anatomy & histology
Muscle Contraction
Pronation / physiology
Running / physiology*
Supination / physiology
Walking / physiology

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