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Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte

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Abstract

RIBAS, Danieli Isabel Romanovitch; ISRAEL, Vera Lúcia; MANFRA, Elisângela Ferretti  and  ARAUJO, Camila Costa de. Comparative study of the angular parameters of human gait in water and land media in young higid adults. Rev Bras Med Esporte [online]. 2007, vol.13, n.6, pp. 371-375. ISSN 1517-8692.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-86922007000600003.

There is a great interest to study the human movement under water, once it is a means has been utilized as an alternative way for both training and rehabilitation value owing to different mechanical proprieties it offers. However, there is some information about the biomechanical characteristics of shallow water walking. For collection of the data the cinemetry was used. The present study aims purpose the determination angular characteristics knee and ankle during walking in water and comparing it to the standard of the gait done on land. They were part of this nineteen healthy adults of the sex male with mean 24 years. The individuals walked on land and water with xiphoid process level, with self-selected comfortable walking speeds. The variables joint angles investigated was differences considerably between in shallow water on land. The results in the present study contribute to a better understanding of this activity in the context of training and rehabilitation.

Keywords : Physical therapy; Gait; Biomechanical; Water.

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