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Electromyographic analysis of locomotion for healthy and hemiparetic subjects--study of performance variability and rail effect on treadmill.
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PMID:  12855295     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study quantified the performance variability and effect of rail support on the ankle joint for normal and hemiparetic subjects during treadmill walking. Muscle activities of the anterior tibialis (TA) and medial gastrocnemius (MG) from six hemiparetic patients and 14 healthy subjects were assessed with EMG linear envelope and variance ratio of consecutive strides at self-selected cadences. Our results indicate that (1) performance consistency of the hemiparetic patients was significantly undermined; (2) habituated process during treadmill walking was notable in the MG but not in the TA; and (3) rail support could reduce performance variability of the ankle antagonist pairs.
Ing-Shiou Hwang; Hsin-Min Lee; Rong-Ju Cherng; Jia-Jin J Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gait & posture     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0966-6362     ISO Abbreviation:  Gait Posture     Publication Date:  2003 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-11     Completed Date:  2003-11-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9416830     Medline TA:  Gait Posture     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physical Therapy, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Physiological
Ankle Joint / physiopathology*
Gait / physiology*
Middle Aged
Muscle, Skeletal / physiopathology*
Paresis / physiopathology*
Statistics, Nonparametric
Walking / physiology

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