MOTION ANALYSIS OF TRUNK WITH LUMBAR CORSET DURING WALKING IN YOUNG WOMEN

  • K Nakahara
  • Y. Miyazawa
  • M. Yuasa
  • N. Minamitani
  • T. Shinmyo
  • H. Yamamoto
Keywords: trunk, gait, corset, spine, lumbar, motion analysis

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: In the study of walking, there are many studies that have analyzed the joint angle, the joint torques and muscle activity in lower limb. However, walking is a movement from head to foot and it is important to analyze trunk movement. Lately, sports activity of handicapped people and older adults have become popular. When handicapped people and older adults exercise, they often used an athletic supporter and a lumbar corset to assist movement of the hip joint. The main effects of the corset are that it limits trunk excursion, aiding bodily movement. The aim of present study was to investigate whether the lumbar corset influences trunk motion in the sagittal plane during walking.