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Kinematic gait adaptations in unilateral transtibial amputees during rehabilitation

Barnett, Cleveland T and Vanicek, Natalie and Polman, Remco and Hancock, Amanda and Brown, Barbara and Smith, Lynne and Chetter, Ian C (2009) Kinematic gait adaptations in unilateral transtibial amputees during rehabilitation. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 33 (2). pp. 135-147. ISSN 0309-3646 (print) 1746-1553 (online)

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Abstract

Physiotherapists routinely prescribe the use of two different early walking aids (EWAs) to individuals who have recently undergone unilateral transtibial amputation. No research to date has investigated the kinematic gait patterns of transtibial amputees walking with an EWA during early rehabilitation. The aim of the current RCT study was to compare gait patterns when walking with two different EWAs and whether either EWA provided patients with greater gait benefits.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID21989. biomechanics of prosthetic devices, orthotic devices, gait analysis, physiotherapy, rehabilitation of amputees, Early Walking Aid, EWA, post-amputation
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 29 May 2012 00:18
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2015 05:28
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7955
DOI: 10.1080/03093640902751762
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