The effect of treadmill and overground walking on preferred walking speed and gait kinematics in healthy, physically active older adults

The effect of treadmill and overground walking on preferred walking speed and gait kinematics in... Eur J Appl Physiol (2017) 117:1833–1843 DOI 10.1007/s00421-017-3672-3 ORIGINAL ARTICLE The effect of treadmill and overground walking on preferred walking speed and gait kinematics in healthy, physically active older adults 1 1 1 Davide Malatesta · Mosè Canepa · Aitor Menendez Fernandez Received: 28 February 2017 / Accepted: 26 June 2017 / Published online: 7 July 2017 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract and double support (+1%; P = 0.04) duration, as well as Purpose Preferred walking speed (PWS) represents a per- reduced swing duration (−1%; P = 0.02) and heel-strike formance measure of mobility in older individuals. PWS pitch angle (−8%; P < 0.001). is usually assessed during overground (via a 2–40 m walk- Conclusion Our findings showed that healthy and physi - way) or treadmill walking in older adults. The aim of this cally active older and young adults who were adequately study was to compare the effect of treadmill and over- familiarized to the treadmill selected a slower PWS on ground walking on preferred walking speed, spatiotempo- the treadmill than during overground walking with small ral parameters and foot kinematics in healthy, physically “safety-related” gait kinematic adaptations. Therefore, active older and young adults after adequate treadmill http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Applied Physiology Springer Journals

The effect of treadmill and overground walking on preferred walking speed and gait kinematics in healthy, physically active older adults

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany
Subject
Biomedicine; Human Physiology; Occupational Medicine/Industrial Medicine; Sports Medicine
ISSN
1439-6319
eISSN
1439-6327
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00421-017-3672-3
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