A biomechanical analysis of the female knee and gait while walking barefoot, in running shoes, and high heeled shoes

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dc.contributor.advisor Gehlsen, Gale M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Braatz, Janelle S. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:33:46Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:33:46Z
dc.date.created 1984 en_US
dc.date.issued 1984
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1984 .B73 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/182932
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to biomechanically analyze the walking gait and knee motion of 19 female subjects. The gait and knee motions were studied under three conditions: (a) barefoot, (b) running shoes, and (c) high heeled shoes. Cinematographic and electrogoniometric techniques were used to obtain the data. An ANOVA and a Tukey post hoc statistical test (p < .05) were used to determine significance. Based on the findings of this study, significant decreases were found in: (a) the step length, (b) the horizontal distance from the center of gravity to the toe at heel strike, (c) the maximum flexion during the swing phase, (d) the range of valgus-varus motion during a step, and (e) the internal-external rotation during the swing phase in the high heeled shoe condition compared to the barefoot and running shoe conditions. en_US
dc.format.extent ii, 60 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Walking. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Human mechanics. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Biomechanics. en_US
dc.title A biomechanical analysis of the female knee and gait while walking barefoot, in running shoes, and high heeled shoes en_US
dc.description.notes Title from approval sheet.
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/225436 en_US


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