Stride Length Variability

Stride length variability is a measure of the inconsistency of each stride length over an activity. A highly variable stride length can be an indicator for cognitive disfunction or injury.


Stride length variability and patellofemoral pain - The patellofemoral pain group displayed greater stride length variability during running at the preferred speed than the healthy group.

Heiderscheit, Bryan C, Hamill, Joseph, & van Emmerik, Richard E.A. (2002). Variability of Stride Characteristics and Joint Coordination among Individuals with Unilateral Patellofemoral Pain. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 18(2), 110–121.