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
Print ISBN:
9780443100093
Electronic ISBN:
9780702036712

About the author

Christopher Kirtley

Affiliations and Expertise

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