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PLANTAR PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION DURING THE GAIT AT ADVANCED PHASES OF PREGNANCY AND THE EFFECT OF SPECIAL FOOTWEAR

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GIMUNOVÁ Marta ZVONAŘ Martin KOLÁŘOVÁ Kateřina

Druh Článek ve sborníku
Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

Fakulta sportovních studií

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Klíčová slova gait, pregnancy, plantar pressures
Popis During pregnancy a decrease in foot arches height, changes in plantar pressure distribution and related foot pain has been reported previously. The aim of this study was to analyse the effect of tested footwear on the plantar pressure distribution changes during pregnancy. 73 pregnant women participated in this study at their 27 and 38 weeks of gestation and were divided into an experimental (n=35), who was wearing the tested shoes, and control group (n=38). Plantar pressures were recorded during barefoot walking using the Emed-at. To compare the differences between different data collection sessions, effect size was used. The results show in the experimental group increase in maximal force at the big toe, probably associated with enhanced push-of phase of the gait cycle. In the control group, increase in contact area at mid-foot was observed, probably caused by the foot arch falling and suggesting the preventive effect of the tested footwear.
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