The effect of different running shoes on treadmill running mechanics and muscle activity assessed using statistical parametric mapping (SPM).


Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University Hospital Basel, Spitalstrasse 21, 4031, Basel, Switzerland; Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Basel, Gewerbestrasse 14, 4123, Allschwil, Switzerland; Department of Clinical Research, University of Basel, Schanzenstrasse 55, 4031, Basel, Switzerland. Electronic address: [Email]


Differences in joint mechanics between running shoes are commonly assessed using discrete parameters, yet statistically significant differences in these parameters between shoes are often scarce with small effect sizes. Statistical parametric mapping (SPM) has been suggested as suitable method for analyzing one-dimensional data such as kinematic, kinetic or muscle intensity time series.


Electromyography,Ground reaction force,Joint kinematics,Running shoes,Statistical parametric mapping,