Low impact weight-bearing exercise in an upright posture achieves greater lumbopelvic stability than overground walking

Gibbon, Karl, Debuse, Dorothée and Caplan, Nick (2013) Low impact weight-bearing exercise in an upright posture achieves greater lumbopelvic stability than overground walking. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 17 (4). pp. 462-468. ISSN 1360-8592

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the kinematic differences between movements on a new exercise device (EX) that promotes a stable trunk over a moving, unstable base of support, and overground walking (OW). Sixteen male participants performed EX and OW trials while their movements were tracked using a 3D motion capture system. Trunk and pelvis range of motion (ROM) were similar between EX and OW in the sagittal and frontal planes, and reduced for EX in the transverse plane. The pelvis was tilted anteriorly, on average, by about 16 degrees in EX compared to OW. Hip and knee ROM were reduced in EX compared to OW. The exercise device appears to promote similar or reduced lumbopelvic motion, compared to walking, which could contribute to more tonic activity of the local lumbopelvic musculature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kinematics, walking, lumbopelvic stability, exercise
Subjects: B100 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Nick Caplan
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2013 14:47
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 16:42
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/11150

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