Sagittal plane gait kinematics in individuals with chronic ankle instability

Matthew C. Hoch, David R. Mullineaux, Kyoungkyu Jeon, Patrick O. McKeon

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Single joint kinematic alterations have been identified during gait in those with chronic ankle instability (CAI). The purpose of this study was to compare sagittal plane hip, knee, and ankle kinematics during walking in participants with and without CAI. Twelve individuals with CAI and 12 healthy individuals walked on a treadmill at 1.5 m/s. Three-dimensional kinematics were analyzed using mean ensemble curves and independent t tests. Participants with CAI demonstrated less lower extremity flexion during the absorption phase of stance and the limb placement phase of swing, which may have implications for limb placement at initial contact.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-35
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2016

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© 2016 Human Kinetics–IJATT.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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