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dc.contributor.supervisor Singer, Jonathan (Kinesiology and Recreation Management) en_US
dc.contributor.author Rawal, Yash
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-04T21:41:19Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-04T21:41:19Z
dc.date.issued 2018-11-09 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2018-11-13T02:01:31Z en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/33587
dc.description.abstract Purpose: To understand how ageing and physical activity influences mediolateral stability during gait. Methods: 56 participants were recruited: 28 young adults (YA) and 28 older adults (OA);14 highly active and 14 inactive participants per group. The angle of divergence (θd) and minimum lateral distance (dmin) were calculated. Participants performed three walking conditions (normal, fast and modified tandem walking). Results: Relative to YA, OA exhibited greater dmin across all gait conditions, but exhibited a smaller θd for the right limb and net GRF analyses. There were no differences in dmin or the θd across all gait conditions between physical activity groups. Discussion: Greater stability, as evidenced by a greater dmin, may be a strategy used by OA to maintain stability. Stability was greater on the dominant limb compared to the non-dominant limb. It also suggests that running may not play a role in the control of mediolateral normal gait stability. en_US
dc.subject Gait en_US
dc.subject Older adults en_US
dc.subject Mediolateral stability en_US
dc.subject Physical activity en_US
dc.title The influence of age and physical activity on the control of mediolateral dynamic stability during walking en_US
dc.degree.discipline Kinesiology and Recreation Management en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Glazebrook, Cheryl (Kinesiology and Recreation Management) en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Sibley, Kathryn (Community Health Sciences) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2019 en_US


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