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Alternate stair descent strategies for reducing joint moment demands in older individuals (2018)
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King, S. L., Underdown, T., Reeves, N. D., Baltzopoulos, V., & Maganaris, C. N. (2018). Alternate stair descent strategies for reducing joint moment demands in older individuals. Journal of biomechanics, 78, 126-133. doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.07.029

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd Descending stairs requires elevated joint moment-generating capability in the lower limbs, making it a challenging daily activity, particularly for older individuals. The aim of the study was to investigate the influence of three... Read More

Joint moment strategies during stair descent in patients with peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication (2018)
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King, S. L., Vanicek, N., & O'Brien, T. D. (2018). Joint moment strategies during stair descent in patients with peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication. Gait and Posture, 62, (359-365). doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.03.035. ISSN 0966-6362

Objective To determine the lower limb joint kinetic strategies during stair descent in claudicants with peripheral arterial disease (PAD-IC). Design Cross-sectional observation study. Setting University laboratory. Participants A total of 22 parti... Read More

Reduction of frontal plane knee load caused by lateral trunk lean depends on step width (2018)
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Anderson, J., King, S., Przybyla, A., Ranganath, L., & Barton, G. (2018). Reduction of frontal plane knee load caused by lateral trunk lean depends on step width. Gait and Posture, 61, (483-487). doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.02.022. ISSN 0966-6362

The internal knee abduction moment (KAM) in osteoarthritis is reduced by increased lateral trunk lean (TL). Mechanistically, this occurs as the Centre of Mass (COM) moves further over the stance leg. Since the size of the base of support constrains t... Read More

Sagittal plane joint kinetics during stair ascent in patients with peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication (2017)
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King, S. L., Vanicek, N., & O'Brien, T. D. (2017). Sagittal plane joint kinetics during stair ascent in patients with peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication. Gait and Posture, 55, (81-86). doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.03.029. ISSN 0966-6362

Stair negotiation poses a substantial physical demand on the musculoskeletal system and this challenging task can place individuals at risk of falls. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) can cause intermittent claudication (IC) pain in the calf and resu... Read More

Interpreting sources of variation in clinical gait analysis: A case study (2016)
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King, S. L., Barton, G. J., & Ranganath, L. R. (2017). Interpreting sources of variation in clinical gait analysis: A case study. Gait and Posture, 52, 1-4. doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2016.10.022

© 2016 Objective To illustrate and discuss sources of gait deviations (experimental, genuine and intentional) during a gait analysis and how these deviations inform clinical decision making. Methods A case study of a 24-year old male diagnosed with A... Read More

Gastrocnemius muscle architecture and achilles tendon properties influence walking distance in claudicants with peripheral arterial disease (2016)
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O'brien, T. D., King, S. L., & Vanicek, N. (2016). Gastrocnemius muscle architecture and achilles tendon properties influence walking distance in claudicants with peripheral arterial disease. Muscle & nerve, 53(5), (733-741). doi:10.1002/mus.24925. ISSN 0148-639X

© 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Introduction: The extent to which gastrocnemius muscle and Achilles tendon properties contribute to the impaired walking endurance of claudicants is not known. Methods: Ultrasound images quantified muscle architecture o... Read More

Dynamic muscle quality of the plantar flexors is impaired in claudicant patients with peripheral arterial disease and associated with poorer walking endurance (2015)
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King, S., Vanicek, N., & O'Brien, T. D. (2015). Dynamic muscle quality of the plantar flexors is impaired in claudicant patients with peripheral arterial disease and associated with poorer walking endurance. Journal of vascular surgery, 62(3), (689-697). doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2015.03.039. ISSN 0741-5214

Objective Peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication (PAD-IC) negatively affects physical activity and function. There is evidence for plantarflexor muscle dysfunction and weakness; however, the extent to which this dysfunction can be... Read More

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