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Ground reaction forces during level ground walking with body weight unloading

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Autor(es):
Barela, Ana M. F. [1, 2] ; de Freitas, Paulo B. [1, 2] ; Celestino, Melissa L. [1] ; Camargo, Marcela R. [1] ; Barela, Jose A. [1, 2, 3]
Número total de Autores: 5
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Cruzeiro Sul, Inst Ciencias Atividade Fis & Esporte, Lab Anal Movimento, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Cruzeiro Sul, Inst Ciencias Atividade Fis & Esporte, Programa Posgrad Ciencias Movimento Humano, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Paulista, Dept Educ Fis, Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY; v. 18, n. 6, p. 572-579, NOV-DEC 2014.
Citações Web of Science: 10
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Background: Partial body weight support (BWS) systems have been broadly used with treadmills as a strategy for gait training of individuals with gait impairments. Considering that we usually walk on level ground and that BWS is achieved by altering the load on the plantar surface of the foot, it would be important to investigate some ground reaction force (GRF) parameters in healthy individuals walking on level ground with BWS to better implement rehabilitation protocols for individuals with gait impairments. Objective: To describe the effects of body weight unloading on GRF parameters as healthy young adults walked with BWS on level ground. Method: Eighteen healthy young adults (27 +/- 4 years old) walked on a walkway, with two force plates embedded in the middle of it, wearing a harness connected to a BWS system, with 0%, 15%, and 30% BWS. Vertical and horizontal peaks and vertical valley of GRF, weight acceptance and push-off rates, and impulse were calculated and compared across the three experimental conditions. Results: Overall, participants walked more slowly with the BWS system on level ground compared to their normal walking speed. As body weight unloading increased, the magnitude of the GRF forces decreased. Conversely, weight acceptance rate was similar among conditions. Conclusions: Different amounts of body weight unloading promote different outputs of GRF parameters, even with the same mean walk speed. The only parameter that was similar among the three experimental conditions was the weight acceptance rate. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 10/15218-3 - Uso do sistema de suporte parcial de peso corporal em superfícies fixa e móvel para treinamento do andar de crianças com paralisia cerebral
Beneficiário:Ana Maria Forti Barela
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 09/15003-0 - Uso de informação somatossensorial no controle postural de idosos
Beneficiário:Ana Maria Forti Barela
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 12/14634-9 - Implicações biomecânicas na marcha com suporte parcial de peso corporal em superfícies fixa e móvel
Beneficiário:Marcela Regina de Camargo
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado