Kinematic and spatiotemporal gait characteristics in pregnant women with pelvic girdle pain, asymptomatic pregnant and non-pregnant women.

Affiliation

Dept. of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, P. O. Box 1089, Blindern, 0317 Oslo, Norway. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Walking difficulties are common among pregnant women with pelvic girdle pain. This cross-sectional study investigated the influence of pelvic girdle pain, pregnancy and speed on spatiotemporal and trunk, pelvic and hip kinematics during gait in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy.