Presidential Scholars Theses (1990 – 2006)
Assessing joint mobility of the lower extremities when walking in water through the use of motion analysis
Open Access Presidential Scholars Thesis
Walking; Hydrotherapy; Joints--Range of motion;
Despite the lack of any attempts to quantify the ROM while walking in water, several products have recently been introduced which utilize the concept of an underwater treadmill to harness the advantages of walking in water, one of which includes an increase in ROM. The purpose of this study is to utilize motion analysis to qualitatively and quantitatively analyze the ROM of the ankle, knee, and hip when walking in the water and to compare these results to those observed when walking on land .
Date of Award
Department of Biology
Presidential Scholar Designation
A paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation Presidential Scholar
1 PDF file (12 pages)
©1990 - Jennifer Evitts
Evitts, Jennifer, "Assessing joint mobility of the lower extremities when walking in water through the use of motion analysis" (1990). Presidential Scholars Theses (1990 – 2006). 63.