Effects of skechers shape-ups on muscle activity during walking, sit-to-stand, balance, and step-ups -- Restricted access to full text
AdvisorWilson, Camilla; Jorgensen, Michael J.; Amick, Ryan Zackary; Smith, Barbara S.
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Jamee Funk, Hannah Kueny, Chelsea Ratzlaff, Emily Schlosser, Jessica Taylor. (2012). Effects of Skechers Shape-ups on Muscle Activity during Walking, Sit-to-Stand, Balance, and Step-Ups. -- In Proceedings: 8th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p.134-135
The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects Skechers Shape-ups have on muscle activity of the lower extremities in women 50-65 years of age. Although there has been limited research on rocker-soled shoes in relation to muscle activity, there has been no research on the age group mentioned previously. The subjects for this study were recruited using a sample of convenience. Electromyography (EMG) of specified muscles was recorded using MyoResearch XP Master Edition 1.07.25 Software. 12 subjects performed three trials of sit-to-stand, single leg balance, and step-up activities each, as well as a 3 minute walking period with 15 second rest breaks between activities. These were performed while barefoot, wearing regular tennis shoes, and wearing Skechers Shape-ups. The results showed no significant difference in muscle activity, in any of the muscles tested, during any of the functional activities between the three shoe conditions.
Paper presented to the 8th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Marcus Welcome Center, Wichita State University, April 18, 2012.
Research completed at the Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health Professions