Reduction in knee adduction moment via non-invasive biomechanical training: A longitudinal gait analysis study
On average, the knee adduction impulse and the 1st and 2nd KAM peaks were reduced by 13%, 8.4%, and 12.7%, respectively. Furthermore, moment reduction was accompanied by elevated walking velocity, significant pain reduction, and increased functional activity. In addition to symptomatic improvement, our results suggest that this treatment program can alter kinetic gait parameters in this population. We speculate that these adaptations account for the symptomatic and functional improvement reported for this intervention.