Vertical forces and plantar pressures in selected aerobic movements versus walking.

D. L. Thompson, M. R. Hatley, T. G. McPoil, M. W. Cornwall

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Ten subjects between the ages of 19 and 29 years walked and performed four aerobic movements over a force and pressure platform. Peak plantar pressure and peak vertical force data were collected three times on the dominant leg as each subject performed all of the five activities. Peak vertical forces acting on the lower extremities for the low impact aerobic movements were significantly less when compared with the high impact movements. As was expected, no differences were found in peak vertical forces between walking and the low impact aerobic movements. Peak plantar pressures for walking were not significantly different when compared with any of the four aerobic movements studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)504-508
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Podiatry
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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