Journal article

Dynamic navicular motion measured using a stretch sensor is different between walking and running, and between over-ground and treadmill conditions

Christian J Barton, Simon L Kappel, Peter Ahrendt, Ole Simonsen, Michael S Rathleff

Journal of Foot and Ankle Research | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Non-invasive evaluation of in-shoe foot motion has traditionally been difficult. Recently a novel 'stretch-sensor' was proposed as an easy and reliable method to measure dynamic foot (navicular) motion. Further validation of this method is needed to determine how different gait analysis protocols affect dynamic navicular motion. METHODS: Potential differences in magnitude and peak velocity of navicular motion using the 'stretch sensor' between (i) barefoot and shod conditions; (ii) overground and treadmill gait; and/or (iii) running and walking were evaluated in 26 healthy participants. Comparisons were made using paired t-tests. RESULTS: Magnitude and velocity of navicular motio..

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