Journal article

Impaired ankle joint mechanics during running can be resolved in people with traumatic brain injury

Gavin Williams, Anthony G Schache

BRAIN INJURY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: 1) To compare lower-limb joint mechanics during running for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) to equivalent data obtained from a group of healthy controls (HCs); and 2) To determine if deficits identified in biomechanical variables during running for people with TBI responded to a six-month period of rehabilitation. METHODS: Running biomechanics data were recorded from 12 people with TBI who were attending a large metropolitan rehabilitation hospital for mobility limitations, and a comparative sample of 10 HCs at baseline and six-month follow-up. MAIN MEASURES: Average power absorbed and generated at the hip, knee and ankle joints during stance. RESULTS: Compared to HCs, p..

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