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Foot mechanics during gait with load carriage and toe elevation

This experimental study will investigate foot joint function during walking and running and/or hopping and performing heel raises. Participants will walk and run and/or complete heel raises with mass added to their body and will walk and run and/or hop with a plastic wedge secured to the underside of their toes.
Daniel Davis at djd426@psu.edu or 307-680-8816
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18 year(s) or older
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Inclusion Criteria:
Age 18-35
Run > 10 kilometers/week for past 6 months
If participant does not fit running criteria: Lifted weights of at least one bodyweight using barbell >= 2x/week for past 6 months
Exclusion Criteria:
Have had previous lower limb surgery
Experienced pain with walking, running, or (if applicable) weightlifting in past 6 months
Have had plantar fasciitis
Have osteoarthritis in lower limb
Have had diabetes 1 or 2
Sports Medicine, Muscle & Bone
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State College, PA