Neuromuscular response of hip-spanning and low back muscles to medio-lateral foot center of pressure manipulation during gait

Deborah Solomonow-Avnon, Daniel Levin, Michal Elboim-Gabyzon, Nimrod Rozen, Eli Peled, Alon Wolf

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Abstract

Background: Footwear-generated medio-lateral foot center of pressure manipulation has been shown to have potential positive effects on gait parameters of hip osteoarthritis patients, ultimately reducing maximum joint reaction forces. The objective of this study was to investigate effects of medio-lateral foot center of pressure manipulation on muscle activity of hip-spanning and back muscles during gait in bilateral hip osteoarthritis patients. Methods: Foot center of pressure was shifted along the medio-lateral foot axis using a foot-worn biomechanical device allowing controlled center of pressure manipulation. Sixteen female bilateral hip osteoarthritis patients underwent electromyography analysis while walking in the device set to three parasagittal configurations: neutral (control), medial, and lateral. Seven hip-spanning muscles (Gluteus Medius, Gluteus Maximus, Tensor Fascia Latae, Rectus Femoris, Semitendinosis, Biceps Femoris, Adductor Magnus) and one back muscle (Erector Spinae) were analyzed. Magnitude and temporal parameters were calculated. Results: The amplitude and temporal parameter varied significantly between foot center of pressure positions for 5 out of 8 muscles each for either the more or less symptomatic leg in at least one subphase of the gait cycle. Conclusion: Medio-lateral foot center of pressure manipulation significantly affects neuromuscular pattern of hip and back musculature during gait in female hip bilateral osteoarthritis patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-60
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
Volume28
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2016

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© 2016 Elsevier Ltd.

Keywords

  • Electromyography
  • Foot center of pressure
  • Gait
  • Hip osteoarthritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Biophysics
  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)

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