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Alterations in gait speed and age do not fully explain the changes in gait mechanics associated with healthy older women (2012)
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Alcock, L., Vanicek, N., & O'Brien, T. D. (2013). Alterations in gait speed and age do not fully explain the changes in gait mechanics associated with healthy older women. Gait and Posture, 37(4), 586-592. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2012.09.023

Older adults exhibit modified gait patterns compared to the young, adopting movement strategies in response to changes in musculoskeletal function. Investigating the functional mobility of older women is particularly important because of their increa... Read More about Alterations in gait speed and age do not fully explain the changes in gait mechanics associated with healthy older women.

Postural responses during volitional and perturbed dynamic balance tasks in new lower limb amputees: a longitudinal study (2012)
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Barnett, C. T., Vanicek, N., & Polman, R. C. J. (2013). Postural responses during volitional and perturbed dynamic balance tasks in new lower limb amputees: a longitudinal study. Gait and Posture, 37(3), (319-325). doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2012.07.023. ISSN 0966-6362

This study examined the adaptation of postural responses in transtibial amputees during both perturbed and volitional dynamic balance tasks during a five-month period following discharge from inpatient rehabilitation. Seven unilateral transtibial amp... Read More about Postural responses during volitional and perturbed dynamic balance tasks in new lower limb amputees: a longitudinal study.

Influence of pedaling technique on metabolic efficiency in elite cyclists (2012)
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Cámara, J., Maldonado-Martín, S., Artetxe-Gezuraga, X., & Vanicek, N. (2012). Influence of pedaling technique on metabolic efficiency in elite cyclists. Biology of Sport, 29(3), 229-233. https://doi.org/10.5604/20831862.1003448

Our objective was to investigate the influence of pedaling technique on gross efficiency (GE) at various exercise intensities in twelve elite cyclists (V̇O 2max=75.7 ± 6.2 mL•kg -1•min -1). Each cyclist completed a V̇O 2max assessment, skinfold measu... Read More about Influence of pedaling technique on metabolic efficiency in elite cyclists.

The effect of a 3-month supervised exercise programme on gait parameters of patients with peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication (2012)
Journal Article
King, S., Vanicek, N., Mockford, K. A., & Coughlin, P. A. (2012). The effect of a 3-month supervised exercise programme on gait parameters of patients with peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication. Clinical biomechanics, 27(8), (845-851). doi:10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2012.05.002. ISSN 0268-0033

Background The management of peripheral arterial disease with intermittent claudication includes angioplasty, pharmaceutical therapy, risk factor modification and exercise therapy. Supervised exercise programmes are used sporadically but may improve... Read More about The effect of a 3-month supervised exercise programme on gait parameters of patients with peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication.