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The preferred movement path paradigm: influence of running shoes on joint movement

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posted on 12.05.2017, 10:02 by Benno M. Nigg, Jordyn Vienneau, Aimee Mears, Matthieu B. Trudeau, Maurice Mohr, Sandro R. Nigg
PURPOSE: (a) to quantify differences in lower extremity joint kinematics for groups of runners subjected to different running footwear conditions, and (b) to quantify differences in lower extremity joint kinematics on an individual basis for runners subjected to different running footwear conditions. METHODS: Three-dimensional ankle and knee joint kinematics were collected for 35 heel-toe runners when wearing three different running shoes and when running barefoot. Absolute mean differences in ankle and knee joint kinematics were computed between running shoe conditions. The percentage of individual runners who displayed differences below a 2°, 3° and 5° threshold were also calculated. RESULTS: The results indicate that the mean kinematics of the ankle and knee joints were similar between running shoe conditions. Aside from ankle dorsi-flexion and knee flexion, the percentage of runners maintaining their movement path between running shoes (i.e. less than 3°) was in the order of magnitude of about 80 to 100%. Many runners showed ankle and knee joint kinematics that differed between a conventional running shoe and barefoot by more than 3°, especially for ankle dorsiflexion and knee flexion CONCLUSION: Many runners stay in the same movement path (the preferred movement path) when running in various different footwear conditions. The percentage of runners maintaining their preferred movement path depends on the magnitude of the change introduced by the footwear condition.

Funding

This study was funded by Mizuno Corporation (Osaka, Japan) and Biomechanigg Sport and Health Research (Calgary, Canada).

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

Citation

NIGG, B.M. ... et al, 2017. The preferred movement path paradigm: influence of running shoes on joint movement. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 49 (8), pp. 1641–1648.

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Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins © American College of Sports Medicine

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2017

Notes

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise and the definitive published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000001260

ISSN

0195-9131

eISSN

1530-0315

Language

en

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Loughborough Publications

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