Three dimensional, lumbar spinal kinematics during gait, following mild musculo-skeletal low back pain in nurses

Philip Rowe, M White

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Motion of the lumbar spine is an integral, but relatively unexplored aspect of human gait. This paper reports the development of a new system for the clinical measurement of spinal kinematics during gait and its use to measure the motion of the lumbar spine during level, free, speed, walking in a group of ten nurses who have returned to work following one or more episodes of mild musculo-skeletal back pain. The results produced shed light on the nature of lumbar spinal motion during gait and indicate that the nurses tested had essentially normal gait patterns.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)242-251
Number of pages9
JournalGait and Posture
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1996


  • spinal kinematics
  • gait
  • measurement
  • back pain

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