Effects of slope on backward locomotion
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the kinematic properties and muscle activation magnitudes during backward walking (BW) on an inclined and a declined slope. The results of this study suggest that increased muscle activity and knee ROM in inclined BW may be beneficial in treating physical conditions of the knee and extensibility of the hamstrings muscles. The added eccentric activity in declined BW may also lead to increasing hamstring flexibility.
Vo, S. D.,
Tandy, R. D.,
Dufek, J. S.
Effects of slope on backward locomotion.
EC Orthopaedics, 9.2(2018),