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Clinical Gait Analysis

Theory and Practice

Clinical Gait Analysis takes a fresh look at the study of human gait. Using an easy-to-read writing style, the author reviews the biomechanical principles, techniques and clinical approach to the assessment of walking disorders. Both theory and practice are brought into focus, and currently contentious issues are highlighted to encourage critical thinking. An accompanying CD provides an assortment of electronic material to complement the text, including normative 3D data on a variety of activities and clinical cases.

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Published: December 2005

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-10009-3

Contents

  • Part 1 Theory
    Temporal-spatial parameters
    Measurement of gait kinematics
    Three-dimensional gait analysis
    Ground reaction in normal gait
    Plantar pressure measurement
    Biomechanics of standing
    Measuring muscle activity
    Muscles
    Gravity and centre of mass
    Power

    Part 2 Practice
    Introduction
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    Support and forward progression
    Propulsion and swing
    Observational gait analysis
    Afterword

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