Whittle's Gait Analysis

Whittle's Gait Analysis

5th Edition - July 6, 2012

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  • Editors: Jim Richards, David Levine, Michael Whittle
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702051999
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702042652

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Whittle’s Gait Analysis – formerly known as Gait Analysis: an introduction – is now in its fifth edition with a new team of authors led by David Levine and Jim Richards. Working closely with Michael Whittle, the team maintains a clear and accessible approach to basic gait analysis. It will assist both students and clinicians in the diagnosis of and treatment plans for patients suffering from medical conditions that affect the way they walk.

Key Features

  • Highly readable, the book builds upon the basics of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics 
  • Describes both normal and pathological gait
  • Covers the range of methods available to perform gait analysis, from the very simple to the very complex.
  • Emphasizes the clinical applications of gait analysis

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 Basic Sciences
    Motor control

    Chapter 2 Normal Gait
    Walking and gait
    Terminology used in gait analysis
    Outline of the gait cycle
    The gait cycle in detail
    Ground reaction forces
    Support moment
    Energy consumption
    Optimization of energy usage
    Starting and stopping
    Other varieties of gait
    Changes in Gait with Age

    Chapter 3 Pathological and other abnormal gaits
    Specific gait abnormalities
    Walking aids
    Treadmill gait

    Chapter 4 Methods of gait analysis
    Visual gait analysis
    Temporal and Spatial Parameters during Gait
    Measurement of Temporal and Spatial Parameters during Gait
    Camera Based Motion Analysis
    Active marker systems
    Gyroscopes, Magnetic Fields and Motion Capture Suits
    Measuring Force and Pressure
    Pressure beneath the foot
    Measuring Muscle Activity
    Measuring Energy Expenditure
    Combined kinetic/kinematic systems

    Chapter 5 Applications of gait analysis
    Clinical gait assessment
    Conditions benefiting from gait assessment
    Future developments

    Chapter 6 Gait assessment of neurological diseases
    Gait assessment in Cerebral palsy
    Gait assessment in Stroke
    Gait assessment in Parkinson’s disease
    Gait assessment in Muscular dystrophy

    Chapter 7 Gait analysis in musculoskeletal conditions and prosthetics and orthotics
    Total hip replacement
    Gait analysis in knee osteoarthritis
    High tibial knee osteotomy
    Prosthetics and orthotics
    Amputee gait
    Orthotic gait


Product details

  • No. of pages: 192
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Churchill Livingstone 2012
  • Published: July 6, 2012
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702051999
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702042652

About the Editors

Jim Richards

Jim Richards is Professor of Biomechanics and research lead for the Allied Health Research Unit (AHRu) at the University of Central Lancashire in 2004. He has authored over 160 peer reviewed journal papers and written and edited several textbooks, including the 5th edition of Whittle’s Gait Analysis (2012). He will take over from David Levine as the lead editor for this edition.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Biomechanics, Department of Allied Health Professions, Faculty of Health, University of Central Lancashire, UK

David Levine

Dr. Levine has been working and conducting research in animal physical rehabilitation since 1993 and is co-director of the University of Tennessee's certificate program in canine rehabilitation. He is a co-editor of multiple books, including Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy, Essential Facts of Physiotherapy in Dogs and Cats, and Gait Analysis: An Introduction. He has presented at over 100 conferences, and has lectured in more than a dozen countries. Dr. Levine has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals with over 100 publications. His latest research focuses on canine rehabilitation, clinical infectious disease, animal assisted therapy, and laser to improve muscle endurance

Affiliations and Expertise

Cline Chair of Excellence in Physical Therapy and Acting Department Head ,Department of Physical Therapy,The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Michael Whittle

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Walter M. Cline Jr. Chair of Rehabilitation Technology, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, USA; Director, H. Carey Hanlin Motion Analysis Laboratory, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, USA; Formerly Acting Director, Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Centre, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

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