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.
- 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.
Part 1 Theory
Measurement of gait kinematics
Three-dimensional gait analysis
Ground reaction in normal gait
Plantar pressure measurement
Biomechanics of standing
Measuring muscle activity
Gravity and centre of mass
Part 2 Practice
Support and forward progression
Propulsion and swing
Observational gait analysis
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- © Churchill Livingstone 2006
- 12th December 2005
- Churchill Livingstone
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Associate Professor of Biomechanics, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Queensland, Australia