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Kinesiology

2014

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Joseph Hamill

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Ankle Plantarflexion Strength In Rearfoot And Forefoot Runners: A Novel Clusteranalytic Approach, Dominik Liebl, Steffen Willwacher, Joseph Hamill, Gert-Peter Brüggemann Dec 2013

Ankle Plantarflexion Strength In Rearfoot And Forefoot Runners: A Novel Clusteranalytic Approach, Dominik Liebl, Steffen Willwacher, Joseph Hamill, Gert-Peter Brüggemann

Joseph Hamill

The purpose of the present study was to test for differences in ankle plantarflexion strengths of habitually rearfoot and forefoot runners. In order to approach this issue, we revisit the problem of classifying different footfall patterns in human runners. A dataset of 119 subjects running shod and barefoot (speed 3.5 m/s) was analyzed. The footfall patterns were clustered by a novel statistical approach, which is motivated by advances in the statistical literature on functional data analysis. We explain the novel statistical approach in detail and compare it to the classically used strike index of Cavanagh and Lafortune (1980 ...