Accession Number : AD0286381

Title :   ELECTROGONIOMETRIC STUDY OF WALKING ON HIGH HEELS

Corporate Author : SPRINGFIELD COLL MASS

Personal Author(s) : GOLLNICK,PHILIP D. ; TIPTON,CHARLES M. ; KARPOVICH,PETER V.

Report Date : 18 SEP 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Angles were measured in young girl standing still or walking barefoot or wearing high heels. They walked on horizontal and on 5 and -5 degree inclined planes. A few records were also obtained during running on a horizontal plane. The high heels increased the extension in the ankle joint during standing and walking. This increase was about 20 degrees, the difference being statistically significant. During running the high heels caused a decrease in the kneeANGLE AT ALL POINTS WHICH REDUCED SOMEWHAT THE AMPLITUDE OF THE KNEE MOVEMENT. In standing the high heels had no definite effect on the knee angle. Due to a slight shift required for body balance one may find either no change or a slight flexion or extension on the same person. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SHOES, GONIOMETERS, JOINTS, POSTURE(PHYSIOLOGY)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE