The Role Of Proprioception In Adaptation To Novel Movements

The role of proprioception in adaptation to novel movements is not well understood.  To gain insight into the role of proprioception, current studies involve the use of musculo-tendon vibration to assess its impact on the adaptation to split-belt locomotion.  Measures include spatial (ex. stride length) and temporal (ex. stride time) gait parameters and bilateral lower limb kinematics.  In addition to time series kinematic data (i.e. joint angles), angle-angle diagrams and phase portrait analyses are employed to achieve a comprehensive evaluation of the effect of vibration on the adaptive process.

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Pre and Post Phase Plane Portraits - Ankle