Walking energy expenditure in soldiers with lower extremity injuries with and without a dynamic ankle foot orthosis

dc.contributor.author Perdue, Nicole
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-02T22:59:33Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-02T22:59:33Z
dc.date.issued 2013-05
dc.description M.S. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2013.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstract Purpose: Injury rates to the lower extremity for soldiers have led to increased ankle-foot orthotic (AFO) prescription. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of no brace, the TAFO, and the DAFO on steady-state physiologic responses during walking in soldiers with lower extremity injuries. Methods: Six male service members with drop foot were tested at baseline in no brace, a TAFO, and a DAFO; three and six month data collection sessions involved repeated testing in the no brace and the DAFO. Results: There were no statistically significant differences between the three brace conditions at baseline testing and there were no statistically significant differences in no brace and the DAFO over time. Conclusions: The subjects' demonstrated measured physiological responses within reported norms for healthy subjects at baseline or by month three. Analysis of physiologic responses showed no reduction in energy expenditure in the DAFO when compared to the TAFO and no brace.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/101879
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher [Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [May 2013]
dc.relation Theses for the degree of Master of Science (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science.
dc.title Walking energy expenditure in soldiers with lower extremity injuries with and without a dynamic ankle foot orthosis
dc.type Thesis
dc.type.dcmi Text
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