Term of Award

Spring 2019

Degree Name

Master of Science in Kinesiology (M.S.)

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Thesis (open access)

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Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology

Committee Chair

Li Li

Committee Member 1

Jessica Mutchler

Committee Member 2

Barry Munkasy


INTRODUCTION: The angle experienced at initial contact and midstance have been suggested to influence the risk of injury. Previous literature has not assessed these angles under the influence of novel footwear for a non-exhaustive prolonged run or the relationship between the angles. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the change of lower extremity kinematic parameters and the relationship between kinematic parameters at initial contact and midstance with prolonged running under the influence of different types of footwear. METHODS: The participants included 12 experienced, recreational runners (6 male; 6 female; 24.8 ± 8.4 years; 70.5 ± 9.3 kg; 174.1 ± 9.7 cm). There were a total of three testing sessions consisting of three different types of footwear: maximalist, habitual, and minimalist. Sixteen anatomical retroreflective markers, as well as seven tracking clusters, were placed on the participants’ lower extremities. The participants ran at a self-selected pace for 31 minutes. Kinematic data collected every five minutes beginning at minute one. Angle at initial contact (IC), maximum angle (MAX) during midstance, and latency period between IC and MAX were calculated for the ankle and knee in the frontal and sagittal planes. RESULTS: Failed to see significant differences between footwear. Rearfoot inversion (F3,33=9.72, p6,66=5.34, p6,66=10.26, p6,66=7.84, p6,66=11.76, p

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