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
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..View full abstract
This manuscript was funded in part by a post-doctoral scholarship obtained by Gavin Williams from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia.