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Differences and mechanisms underpinning a change in the knee flexion moment while running in stability and neutral footwear among young females

Timothy A Sayer, Rana S Hinman, Kade L Paterson, Kim L Bennell, Karine Fortin, J Kasza, Adam L Bryant



Background: Higher peak external knee flexion moments (KFM) during running has been observed in healthy people wearing athletic footwear compared to barefoot, which may increase risk of knee pathologies such as patellofemoral pain. Currently, no studies have examined whether stability and neutral style athletic shoes influence the peak KFM differently, or explored the underlying biomechanical mechanisms by which footwear alters peak KFM in young females. Methods: Lower limb biomechanics of sixty girls aged between 10 and 25 years old were collected while running in footwear (both stability and neutral) and barefoot. The external peak KFM, sagittal plane kinematics, sagittal plane knee ground..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)

Awarded by NHMRC Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship

Awarded by NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship

Awarded by ARC Future Fellowship

Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by an Australian Research Council (ARC) linkage grant (LP150101041, 2015-2017) and our industry partner Asics Oceania. TS was supported by an NHMRC Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (APP1075881). KLB is the recipient of a NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship (#1058440). RSH is funded by an ARC Future Fellowship (FT130100175). ALB is the recipient of a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (#1053521).