Hips, Knees, Ankles, and Toes

  • Due Nov 3, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Points 2
  • Questions 2
  • Available until Nov 3, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Time Limit None
  • Allowed Attempts Unlimited


Watch this video tutorial on the actions of the hips, knees, heels, and toes in a walk cycle. Then take the quiz.


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• The hips, knees, heels and toes help us to walk more efficiently (use less energy).
• Pelvic rotation reduces the downward motion of the CG through the contact pose.
• Pelvic list reduces the upward motion of the CG through the passing position.
• Knee flexion of the weight-bearing leg also keeps CG lower in the passing position.
• Heel and toes increase and decrease the effective length of the leg. 
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