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  • A. Thomson 1,2
  • E. Einarsson 1
  • E. Witvrouw 1
  • R. Whiteley 1
1 Aspetar, Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar
2 University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

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The concept of optimal loading to maximize healing and remodeling of injured tissues is considered a central tenet of modern sports medicine. A progressive graded return to weight-bearing is an important aspect of the management of many lower limb injuries. During over-ground and treadmill running, it is known that increasing running velocity increases the magnitude of plantar loads, however it is not known what the relation is when performing the same progressions in reduced gravity environments.

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