Developing a Protocol for Core Stabilisation Exercises on Spine Kinematics in Patients with Non-Specific Chronic Low Back Pain

Research Paper Title A protocol for clinical trial study of the effect of core stabilisation exercises on spine kinematics during gait with and without load in patients with non-specific chronic low back pain. Background Non-specific chronic low back pain (NCLBP) is a major public health and global socioeconomic burden with a variety of symptoms such… Read More

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Human Locomotion: Springs, Muscles & Walking/Running

Research Paper Title Bipedal walking and running with spring-like biarticular muscles. Abstract Compliant elements in the leg musculoskeletal system appear to be important not only for running but also for walking in human locomotion as shown in the energetics and kinematics studies of spring mass model. While the spring-mass model assumes a whole leg as a linear… Read More

Military Boots: Cushioning, Comfort & Ground Reaction Force

Research Paper Title Shock attenuation characteristics of three different military boots during gait. Background Musculoskeletal injuries are related to the cushioning properties of boots in military populations. This study aimed to compare ground reaction force (GRF) and subjective perceived comfort from two different military boots supplied by the Brazilian Army with a commercial boot. Methods… Read More

What are the Effects of Dual-task & Walking Speed on Gait Variability in People with Chronic Ankle Instability (CAI)?

Research Paper Title Effects of dual-task and walking speed on gait variability in people with chronic ankle instability: a cross-sectional study. Background Recent evidence suggests that impaired central sensorimotor integration may contribute to deficits in movement control experienced by people with chronic ankle instability (CAI). This study compared the effects of dual-task and walking speed… Read More

Assessing the Validity of Kinetic-based Algorithms for Detecting Gait Events

Research Paper Title A comparison of kinematic-based gait event detection methods in a self-paced treadmill application. Background Kinematic-based algorithms for detecting gait events are efficient and useful in the absence of (reliable) kinetic data. However, the validity of these kinematic-based algorithms for self-paced treadmill walking is unknown, particularly given the influence of walking speed on… Read More

What are the Biomechanical & Lifestyle Risk Factors for Medial Tibia Stress Syndrome in British Army Recruits

Research Paper Title Biomechanical and Lifestyle Risk Factors for Medial Tibia Stress Syndrome in Army Recruits: A Prospective Study. Background Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is a common injury in active populations and has been suggested to be a result of both biomechanical and lifestyle factors. The main aim of this study was to determine… Read More

Overground vs Treadmill Running: What the Difference?

Research Paper Title Comparison of Lower Extremity Kinematic Curves During Overground and Treadmill Running. Background Researchers conducted gait analyses utilising both overground and treadmill modes of running. Previous studies comparing these modes analysed discrete variables. Methods Recently, techniques involving quantitative pattern analysis have assessed kinematic curve similarity in gait. Therefore, the purpose of this study… Read More