Clinical Gait Analysis

Theory and Practice

By

  • Christopher Kirtley, MBChB, PhD, Associate Professor of Biomechanics, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Queensland, Australia

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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Book information

  • Published: December 2005
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-10009-3


Table of 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