Description

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.

Key Features

  • Unique in its clinical emphasis and use of clinical cases.
  • Concentrates on use of latest gait analysis technology.
  • Accessibly written to provide a much needed clinical introduction.
  • Contains links to access digital video footage to illustrate the cases.
  • Multiple choice questions scattered throughout the book provide readers with the opportunity to test their knowledge of some of the more challenging sections.

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
Loading
Support and forward progression
Propulsion and swing
Observational gait analysis
Afterword

Details

No. of pages:
328
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702036712
Print ISBN:
9780443100093

About the author

Christopher Kirtley

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Biomechanics, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Queensland, Australia