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    Dec 2015
    Wilton Street Glasgow

    Re: Ground reaction forces and gait

    Hi Zia
    Thank you for responding . So would I be correct in assuming that you agree that vertical acceleration of the pelvis , caused by forces acting through the stance leg ,can produce marked acceleration of the swing leg ,facilitating gait , if timed appropriately ?

    What the pelvis allows us to do is advance the the body horizontally through a vertical force . Newton teaches that you cannot displace an object at ninety degrees to the applied force . True , but the pelvis can act to translate the vertical acceleration produced in the stance leg into the angular acceleration of the swing leg and hence horizontal displacement .
    Last edited by Gerrard Farrell; 01-20-2019 at 11:30 AM.

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