Kinematics of the Lower Limbs during Obstacle Crossings Performed by Young Adults and the Elderly

Sang Young Park; Yun Seob Lee
November 2012
Journal of Physical Therapy Science;Nov2012, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p941
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which investigates the existence of differences in the kinetics of lower limbs between young adults and the elderly during obstacle crossings and level walking. The study uses nine healthy young adults and nine elderly who were instructed to walk barefoot and step over an obstacle. Results show that there is significant differences in gait parameters, while the maximum hip and knee flexion in mid swing of the trailing limb are the same.


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