Lower extremity kinematics during walking with snowshoes
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The popularity of snowshoeing as a form of winter recreation has increased in recent years, due, in part to the development of lightweight snowshoes that provide flotation, traction and stability. However, there is little data on the effects of snowshoes and their design on the biomechanics of walking. PURPOSE: To determine the effects of snowshoes and their frame design on lower extremity kinematics during level and downhill walking. We hypothesized that: 1) lower extremity sagittal plane kinematics would be altered during level snowshoe vs. overground walking; 2) during downhill walking, the ...