The mechanical work required for children to walk using heel-toe and toe walking styles was measured. Even though there are reported benefits in reduced distal muscle power at push off, a significant increase in energy is required over the whole gait cycle for toe walking compared to heel-toe walking.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Gait and Posture|
|Issue number||Supplement 1|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Sept 2002|
|Event||European Society for Movement analysis in Adults and Children - ESMAC 2002 - Leuven, Belgium|
Duration: 16 Sept 2002 → 21 Sept 2002
- mechanical efficiency