Journal article

A comparison of overground and treadmill running for measuring the three-dimensional kinematics of the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex

AG Schache, PD Blanch, DA Rath, TV Wrigley, R Starr, KL Bennell

CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2001

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To compare overground and treadmill running for differences in the three-dimensional angular kinematics of the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex. DESIGN: A within-subject repeated measures design. BACKGROUND: The treadmill is an attractive research instrument as speed and slope are easily controlled and the required calibration volume is reduced. However, the degree to which treadmill running simulates overground running has not been resolved in the literature to date. METHODS: 10 able-bodied subjects ran overground and on a treadmill at a self-selected speed. The treadmill speed was matched to each subjects respective average overground speed. The time-distance and the three-dimensional a..

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