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Dr. Robert Catena's Gait and Posture Biomechanics Lab

Asymmetric gait results from a single-limb injury or surgery. It can be a source of imbalance and fall if the afflicted person does not adopt a new inter-limb coordination pattern. This is significant toward a quick recovery during rehabilitation. We are examining the factors that lead to successful adoption of a new inter-limb coordination patter in adults. To date, we have found that asymmetric gait following total knee arthroplasty is not merely a temporal disturbance between limbs. This is significant to researchers that want to model asymmetric patterns from a particular populations. We have presented some of our results and are currently writing up our findings for publication.

Yoshida Y, Blue C, Catena RD. (2014). Do asymmetric gait kinematics result from an inter-limb temporal differences? World Congress of Biomechanics. Boston, MA.

Blue C, Yoshida Y, Catena RD. (2015). Does asymmetric gait in individuals with knee injuries result from an inter-limb temporal difference? Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association. Indianapolis, IN.

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