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2019 May

Gait Posture


Anthropometry, standing posture, and body center of mass changes up to 28 weeks postpartum in Caucasians in the United States.


Catena RD, Campbell N, Wolcott CW, Rothwell SA
Gait Posture. 2019 May; 70:196-202.
PMID: 30897492.


Anthropometric models are used when body center of mass motion is calculated for assessment of dynamic balance. It is currently unknown how body segments and posture change in the postpartum period. Therefore, this study was conducted to evaluate the longitudinal changes in anthropometry, center of mass, and standing posture postpartum.