Effect of joint flexibility on walking economy in middle-aged and older people

The purpose of the present study was to clarify the effect of joint flexibility on walking economy. These data suggest that the increase of flexibility, especially flexibility of the hip joint, induces improvement of walking economy in older adults, but not in young adults, and that increasing the flexibility of the hip joint could contribute a beneficial effect to maintaining and improving walking ability in middle-aged and older adults.
Shizuo Katamoto
Blackwell Publishing, Inc
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Date Published:
March 2002
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Japan Location: unknown

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