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Biomechanics of gait determination in older adults

Tirosh, Oren. 2002, Biomechanics of gait determination in older adults, Ph.D. thesis, School of Health Sciences, Deakin University.


Title Biomechanics of gait determination in older adults
Author Tirosh, Oren.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Health Sciences
Faculty Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 2002
Keyword(s) Gait in humans
Gait disorders - Age factors
Summary The majority of falls occur during routine ambulation and transfer tasks required for basic mobility such as rapid stopping. The study found that in comparison with young adults older adults more frequently used two steps to terminate walking. This is due to increased onset times in the rear leg muscles and a lower frequency of ankle and hip extensor recruitment in the front leg.
Language eng
Description of original xvi, 161 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 612.76
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30026651

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