Benno Nigg

Summary

Affiliation: University of Calgary
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Standing in an unstable shoe increases postural sway and muscle activity of selected smaller extrinsic foot muscles
    Scott C Landry
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive N W, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
    Gait Posture 32:215-9. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint The role of impact forces and foot pronation: a new paradigm
    B M Nigg
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, The University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Clin J Sport Med 11:2-9. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Effect of an unstable shoe construction on lower extremity gait characteristics
    Benno Nigg
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 21:82-8. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Unstable shoe construction and reduction of pain in osteoarthritis patients
    Benno M Nigg
    Human Performance Laboratory, Roger Jackson Centre for Health and Wellness Research, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:1701-8. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Resultant knee joint moments for lateral movement tasks on sliding and non-sliding sport surfaces
    Benno M Nigg
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Sports Sci 27:427-35. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Effect of shoe inserts on kinematics, center of pressure, and leg joint moments during running
    Benno M Nigg
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:314-9. 2003
  7. doi request reprint The effectiveness of an unstable sandal on low back pain and golf performance
    Benno M Nigg
    Human Performance Laboratory, Roger Jackson Center for Health and Wellness Research, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Clin J Sport Med 19:464-70. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Gender differences in lower extremity gait biomechanics during walking using an unstable shoe
    Benno M Nigg
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 25:1047-52. 2010
  9. pmc Does alignment in the hindfoot radiograph influence dynamic foot-floor pressures in ankle and tibiotalocalcaneal fusion?
    Arno Frigg
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 468:3362-70. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Changing the texture of footwear can alter gait patterns
    Matthew A Nurse
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Canada
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 15:496-506. 2005

Detail Information

Publications38

  1. doi request reprint Standing in an unstable shoe increases postural sway and muscle activity of selected smaller extrinsic foot muscles
    Scott C Landry
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive N W, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
    Gait Posture 32:215-9. 2010
    ..Postural sway while standing in the unstable MBT shoe also decreased over the 6-week accommodation period...
  2. ncbi request reprint The role of impact forces and foot pronation: a new paradigm
    B M Nigg
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, The University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Clin J Sport Med 11:2-9. 2001
    ..This article discusses the possible association between impact forces and foot pronation and the development of running-related injuries, and proposes a new paradigm for impact forces and foot pronation...
  3. ncbi request reprint Effect of an unstable shoe construction on lower extremity gait characteristics
    Benno Nigg
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 21:82-8. 2006
    ..To compare kinematics, kinetics and muscle activity during standing and walking for healthy subjects using an unstable test shoe (Masai Barefoot Technology, MBT) and a stable control shoe...
  4. ncbi request reprint Unstable shoe construction and reduction of pain in osteoarthritis patients
    Benno M Nigg
    Human Performance Laboratory, Roger Jackson Centre for Health and Wellness Research, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:1701-8. 2006
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Resultant knee joint moments for lateral movement tasks on sliding and non-sliding sport surfaces
    Benno M Nigg
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Sports Sci 27:427-35. 2009
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Effect of shoe inserts on kinematics, center of pressure, and leg joint moments during running
    Benno M Nigg
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:314-9. 2003
    ....
  7. doi request reprint The effectiveness of an unstable sandal on low back pain and golf performance
    Benno M Nigg
    Human Performance Laboratory, Roger Jackson Center for Health and Wellness Research, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Clin J Sport Med 19:464-70. 2009
    ..The objectives of this study were to assess the effect of unstable sandals on (1) low back pain (LBP) in golfers with undiagnosed moderate LBP, (2) static and dynamic balance, and (3) golf performance...
  8. doi request reprint Gender differences in lower extremity gait biomechanics during walking using an unstable shoe
    Benno M Nigg
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 25:1047-52. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate if gender differences exist a) during bilateral quiet stance or b) in lower extremity gait kinematics and kinetics when using unstable shoes...
  9. pmc Does alignment in the hindfoot radiograph influence dynamic foot-floor pressures in ankle and tibiotalocalcaneal fusion?
    Arno Frigg
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 468:3362-70. 2010
    ..The Saltzman-el-Khoury hindfoot alignment view (HAV) is considered the gold standard for assessing the axis from hindfoot to tibia. However, it is unclear whether radiographic alignment influences dynamic load distribution during gait...
  10. ncbi request reprint Changing the texture of footwear can alter gait patterns
    Matthew A Nurse
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Canada
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 15:496-506. 2005
    ..This may be useful in the prescription of footwear interventions and suggests that footwear may have sensory as well as mechanical effects...
  11. doi request reprint A holistic approach to study the temporal variability in gait
    Peter Federolf
    Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway
    J Biomech 45:1127-32. 2012
    ..Several additional conceptual and practical advantages of this combination of analysis methods were discussed...
  12. ncbi request reprint Muscle tuning during running: implications of an un-tuned landing
    Katherine A Boyer
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
    J Biomech Eng 128:815-22. 2006
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  13. doi request reprint Clinical relevance of hindfoot alignment view in total ankle replacement
    Arno Frigg
    Foot and Ankle Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Foot Ankle Int 31:871-9. 2010
    ..The Hindfoot Alignment View (HAV) allows visualization of the hindfoot position relative to the tibia. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical relevance of this view in assessing patients with TAR...
  14. ncbi request reprint Quantification of soft-tissue vibrations in running: accelerometry versus high-speed motion capture
    Aurel Coza
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Appl Biomech 26:367-72. 2010
    ..This study has shown that a tradeoff has to be made between the accuracy in amplitude and frequency when these methods are employed to quantify soft tissue vibrations in running...
  15. ncbi request reprint Orthotic comfort is related to kinematics, kinetics, and EMG in recreational runners
    Anne Mündermann
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Canada
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:1710-9. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between differences in comfort and changes in lower extremity kinematic and kinetic variables and muscle activity in response to foot orthoses...
  16. ncbi request reprint Quantification of the input signal for soft tissue vibration during running
    Katherine A Boyer
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4
    J Biomech 40:1877-80. 2007
    ..However, due to the influence of the effective body mass on the impact magnitude, the force plate data was not appropriate for quantifying a muscle tuning response...
  17. ncbi request reprint Development of a reliable method to assess footwear comfort during running
    Anne Mündermann
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
    Gait Posture 16:38-45. 2002
    ..The results of this study showed that VASs provide a reliable measure to assess footwear comfort during running under the conditions that: (a) a control condition is included; and (b) the average comfort rating of sessions 4-6 is used...
  18. ncbi request reprint Foot orthotics affect lower extremity kinematics and kinetics during running
    Anne Mündermann
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alta, Canada T2N 1N4
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 18:254-62. 2003
    ..To quantify the effects of posting and custom-molding of foot orthotics on lower extremity kinematics and kinetics during running...
  19. ncbi request reprint Altering muscle activity in the lower extremities by running with different shoes
    James M Wakeling
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4, Canada
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 34:1529-32. 2002
    ..To provide evidence that lower-extremity muscle activity during running is tuned in response to the loading rate of the impact forces at heel-strike...
  20. ncbi request reprint Muscle activity damps the soft tissue resonance that occurs in response to pulsed and continuous vibrations
    James M Wakeling
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
    J Appl Physiol 93:1093-103. 2002
    ..It is suggested that soft tissue damping may be the mechanism by which resonance is minimized at heel strike during running...
  21. doi request reprint Piper rhythm in the activation of the gastrocnemius medialis during running
    Lisa M Stirling
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Canada
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 21:178-83. 2011
    ..In particular, the changes in central control during dynamic activities can be examined with this approach...
  22. ncbi request reprint J. Leonard Goldner Award 2006. Total ankle replacement in ankle osteoarthritis: an analysis of muscle rehabilitation
    Victor Valderrabano
    Human Performance Laboratory, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Foot Ankle Int 28:281-91. 2007
    ..The aim of this prospective study was to determine muscle rehabilitation in total ankle replacement (TAR) for unilateral severe ankle osteoarthritis...
  23. ncbi request reprint Muscular lower leg asymmetry in middle-aged people
    Victor Valderrabano
    Human Performance Laboratory and Orthopaedic Department, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N1N4, Canada
    Foot Ankle Int 28:242-9. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether muscular asymmetries were present in the lower legs of recreationally active middle-aged people grouped by leg dominance...
  24. ncbi request reprint Muscle activity in the leg is tuned in response to impact force characteristics
    Katherine A Boyer
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
    J Biomech 37:1583-8. 2004
    ..This evidence supports the proposed paradigm that muscle activity is tuned to impact force characteristics to control the soft-tissue vibrations...
  25. doi request reprint Tissue vibration in prolonged running
    Bernd Friesenbichler
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Biomech 44:116-20. 2011
    ..Thus, the protective mechanism of muscle tuning seems to be reduced in a fatigued muscle and the risk of potential harm to the tissue may increase...
  26. ncbi request reprint Muscle activity reduces soft-tissue resonance at heel-strike during walking
    James M Wakeling
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
    J Biomech 36:1761-9. 2003
    ..Muscles generate forces which act across the joints and, therefore, shoe design may be used to modify muscle activity and thus joint loading during walking and running...
  27. ncbi request reprint Soft tissue vibrations within one soft tissue compartment
    Katherine A Boyer
    Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Human Performance Laboratory, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive N W, Calgary, Alb, Canada T2N 1N4
    J Biomech 39:645-51. 2006
    ..It also provides initial evidence to support the idea that vibration control through muscle tuning may be achieved through changes in energy dissipating properties within the soft tissue compartment...
  28. doi request reprint Effects of vibrations on gastrocnemius medialis tissue oxygenation
    Aurel Coza
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 43:509-15. 2011
    ..This study investigates the effects of whole-body vibration on gastrocnemius muscle oxygen utilization rate and tissue oxygenation dynamics during exercise...
  29. ncbi request reprint Lower leg muscle atrophy in ankle osteoarthritis
    Victor Valderrabano
    Human Performance Laboratory, University of Calgary, and Orthopaedic Department and McCaig Centre for Joint Injury and Arthritis Research, University Foothills Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Orthop Res 24:2159-69. 2006
    ..0x10(3) (microv)2]. Unilateral ankle osteoarthritis is associated with atrophic changes of the lower leg muscles. This study supports previous observations on muscle dysfunction in knee osteoarthritis...
  30. ncbi request reprint Changes in EMG signals for the muscle tibialis anterior while running barefoot or with shoes resolved by non-linearly scaled wavelets
    Vinzenz von Tscharner
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, The University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
    J Biomech 36:1169-76. 2003
    ..The frequency shift between pre- and post heel-strike muscle activity were discussed with respect to activation of different motor units...
  31. pmc Can porous tantalum be used to achieve ankle and subtalar arthrodesis?: a pilot study
    Arno Frigg
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 468:209-16. 2010
    ..Using tantalum obviated the need for harvesting of the iliac spine. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level IV, therapeutic study. See Guidelines for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence...
  32. ncbi request reprint Gait analysis in ankle osteoarthritis and total ankle replacement
    Victor Valderrabano
    Human Performance Laboratory and Orthopaedic Department, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 22:894-904. 2007
    ..Little information is available about gait changes in ankle osteoarthritis and total ankle replacement, and also about total ankle replacement patients' rehabilitation in the first year after surgery...
  33. doi request reprint Ice friction of flared ice hockey skate blades
    Peter A Federolf
    Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Sports Sci 26:1201-8. 2008
    ..New blade designs might also be able to reduce friction in speed skating, figure skating, bobsledding, and luge...
  34. ncbi request reprint Changes in muscle activity in response to different impact forces affect soft tissue compartment mechanical properties
    Katherine A Boyer
    Division of Biomechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 219 Durand Bldg, 496 Lomita Mall, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 4038, USA
    J Biomech Eng 129:594-602. 2007
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Foot orthoses affect frequency components of muscle activity in the lower extremity
    Anne Mündermann
    Division of Biomechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 4038, USA
    Gait Posture 23:295-302. 2006
    ..The substantial changes in EMG due to orthotic interventions found in this study documents the importance of the study of muscle activity as a reaction to shoe inserts and foot orthoses...
  36. ncbi request reprint Kinematic changes after fusion and total replacement of the ankle: part 1: Range of motion
    Victor Valderrabano
    University of Basel, Clinic of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kantonsspital, Basel, Switzerland
    Foot Ankle Int 24:881-7. 2003
    ..The three-dimensional range of motion (ROM) of the ankle joint complex, before and after ankle arthrodesis and after implantation of three currently used total ankle prostheses, was investigated...
  37. ncbi request reprint Kinematic changes after fusion and total replacement of the ankle: part 2: Movement transfer
    Victor Valderrabano
    University of Basel, Clinic of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kantonsspital, Basel, Switzerland
    Foot Ankle Int 24:888-96. 2003
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Kinematic changes after fusion and total replacement of the ankle: part 3: Talar movement
    Victor Valderrabano
    University of Basel, Clinic of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kantonsspital, Basel, Switzerland
    Foot Ankle Int 24:897-900. 2003
    ..g., talar rotation and talar shift during (dorsiflexion/plantarflexion) with respect to the tibia in the normal ankle, in the fused ankle, and in the replaced ankle by currently used prosthetic designs...