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The effect of a 3-month supervised exercise programme on gait parameters of patients with peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication (2012)
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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.

Lower limb kinematic and kinetic differences between transtibial amputee fallers and non-fallers (2010)
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Vanicek, N., Strike, S. C., McNaughton, L., & Polman, R. (2010). Lower limb kinematic and kinetic differences between transtibial amputee fallers and non-fallers. Prosthetics and orthotics international, 34(4), 399-410. https://doi.org/10.3109/03093646.2010.480964

Stair walking relies on concentric contraction of the ankle plantarflexor and knee extensor muscles, which are either absent or weakened in transtibial amputees. As a result the risk of falling is increased in this population. The aim of this study w... Read More about Lower limb kinematic and kinetic differences between transtibial amputee fallers and non-fallers.

Computerized dynamic posturography in the objective assessment of balance in patients with intermittent claudication (2010)
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Mockford, K. A., Mazari, F. A. K., Jordan, A. R., Vanicek, N., Chetter, I. C., & Coughlin, P. A. (2011). Computerized dynamic posturography in the objective assessment of balance in patients with intermittent claudication. Annals of vascular surgery, 25(2), 182-190. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2010.07.021

One-third of all elderly patients fall each year and impaired balance has been recognized as a specific risk factor. Intermittent claudication is common among the elderly population, affecting approximately 5% of the population over the age of 50. Th... Read More about Computerized dynamic posturography in the objective assessment of balance in patients with intermittent claudication.

Hull early walking aid for rehabilitation of transtibial amputees - randomized controlled trial (HEART) (2010)
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Mazari, F. A. K., Mockford, K., Vanicek, N., Barnett, C., Khan, J. A., Brown, B., …Chetter, I. C. (2010). Hull early walking aid for rehabilitation of transtibial amputees - randomized controlled trial (HEART). Journal of vascular surgery, 52(6), 1564-1571. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2010.07.006

Purpose: To compare articulated and nonarticulated early walking aids (EWAs) for clinical and quality-of-life outcomes in transtibial amputees. Methods: Patients undergoing lower limb amputation in a tertiary-care vascular surgical unit were screened... Read More about Hull early walking aid for rehabilitation of transtibial amputees - randomized controlled trial (HEART).

Kinematic adaptations to ischemic pain in claudicants during continuous walking (2010)
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Mockford, K. A., Vanicek, N., Jordan, A., Chetter, I. C., & Coughlin, P. A. (2010). Kinematic adaptations to ischemic pain in claudicants during continuous walking. Gait and Posture, 32(3), 395-399. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2010.06.021

Intermittent claudication has been associated with impaired gait and balance. The study aim was to compare gait adaptations over time between claudicants classified with good versus poor balance. Kinematic data were collected from 24 claudicants duri... Read More about Kinematic adaptations to ischemic pain in claudicants during continuous walking.

Postural responses to dynamic perturbations in amputee fallers versus nonfallers : a comparative study with able-bodied subjects (2009)
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McNaughton, L., Vanicek, N., Polman, R., & Strike, S. (2009). Postural responses to dynamic perturbations in amputee fallers versus nonfallers : a comparative study with able-bodied subjects. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation, 90(6), (1018-1025). doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2008.12.024. ISSN 0003-9993

Vanicek N, Strike S, McNaughton L, Polman R. Postural responses to dynamic perturbations in amputee fallers versus nonfallers: a comparative study with able-bodied subjects. Objectives: To quantify postural responses in amputee fallers versus nonfall... Read More about Postural responses to dynamic perturbations in amputee fallers versus nonfallers : a comparative study with able-bodied subjects.

Kinematic gait adaptations in unilateral transtibial amputees during rehabilitation (2009)
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Barnett, C., Vanicek, N., Polman, R., Hancock, A., Brown, B., Smith, L., & Chetter, I. (2009). Kinematic gait adaptations in unilateral transtibial amputees during rehabilitation. Prosthetics and orthotics international, 33(2), 135-147. https://doi.org/10.1080/03093640902751762

Introduction: Physiotherapists routinely prescribe the use of two different early walking aids (EWAs) to individuals who have recently undergone unilateral transtibial amputation. No research to date has investigated the kinematic gait patterns of tr... Read More about Kinematic gait adaptations in unilateral transtibial amputees during rehabilitation.

Gait patterns in transtibial amputee fallers vs. non-fallers: biomechanical differences during level walking (2008)
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Vanicek, N., Strike, S., McNaughton, L., & Polman, R. (2009). Gait patterns in transtibial amputee fallers vs. non-fallers: biomechanical differences during level walking. Gait and Posture, 29(3), (415-420). doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2008.10.062. ISSN 0966-6362

Transtibial amputees are at an increased risk of falling compared to age-matched, able-bodied individuals. The aim of this study was to compare the gait patterns of recent amputee fallers vs. non-fallers during level walking by investigating joint ki... Read More about Gait patterns in transtibial amputee fallers vs. non-fallers: biomechanical differences during level walking.

Kinematic adaptations to a novel walking task with a prosthetic simulator (2007)
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Vanicek, N., Sanderson, D. J., Chua, R., Kenyon, D., & Inglis, J. T. (2007). Kinematic adaptations to a novel walking task with a prosthetic simulator. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, 19(1), 29-35. https://doi.org/10.1097/JPO.0b013e31802d4668

The process of relearning locomotor skills is a complex one for the person with a lower-limb amputation. Tracking individuals from the moment they are fitted with a prosthesis until they become competent walkers is a difficult task to achieve with a... Read More about Kinematic adaptations to a novel walking task with a prosthetic simulator.

The effect of foot orthotics on myoelectric fatigue in the vastus lateralis during a simulated skier's squat (2004)
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Vanicek, N., Kingman, J., & Hencken, C. (2004). The effect of foot orthotics on myoelectric fatigue in the vastus lateralis during a simulated skier's squat. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 14(6), 693-698. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2004.03.007

Fatigue in the legs is a problem experienced by skiers. It has been suggested that optimal orthotics may reduce muscle fatigue for a given movement task by minimising muscle activity (Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. 31 (1999) S421). The aims were to determin... Read More about The effect of foot orthotics on myoelectric fatigue in the vastus lateralis during a simulated skier's squat.