heel strike


Also found in: Acronyms.

heel strike

(hēl strīk),
The stage in gait at which the heel of the foot or shoe first makes contact with the walking surface.

heel strike

Heel contact The beginning of stance phase, at the point of heel strike there is zero reaction. Immediately after contact there is an ↑ in ground reaction, known as heel strike transient, which pre-empts the major ↑ in ground reaction forces which complete the first of the double peaks in normal stance phase.
References in periodicals archive ?
Abnormal compensatory pronation (amount & speed) will occur at heel strike and continue until heel rise.
The initial contact for all subjects was heel strike with a visually normal heel-to-toe motion.
We attribute this to the restoration of heel strike in the post-operative condition (normal heel strike was absent during the pre-op condition).
suggested that shock wave that generates by the heel strike propagates through the body to the skull and is attenuated along the way.
I have seen many runners heel strike in minimal shoes, leading to heightened impact forces on the heel than in cushioned shoes.
RF activity was most affected at heel strike, and its activity decreased by as much as 63 percent at the highest level of BWS.
As a 2010 study found that heel strike running distributes more energy to hips and knees, running in flat- soled shoes that promote a forefoot strike may "present a healthier foot strike for runners over a lifetime, possibly resulting in fewer hip and knee problems," said Dr.
In several publications, barefoot runners exhibited a more anterior midfoot or forefoot striking pattern, thereby avoiding heel strike.
For so many years, the running shoe has gotten higher in the heel, and that's caused us to heel strike," says Abshire, chief technical officer for the company, which he cofounded with real estate developer Jerry Lee in 2007.
The dependent variables in this study included stride length (m), left and right step length (m), step width (m), and ankle angle, knee angle, and hip angle (degrees) at both heel strike and toe off, measured at two levels for the independent variable of testing time (pre: before riding and post: after riding) and measured at two levels (session one and session two) for the independent variable of testing session.