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
Anatomy
Physiology
Motor control
Biomechanics

Chapter 2 Normal Gait
Walking and gait
History
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
Accelerometers
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
Conclusion

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

Index

Details

No. of pages:
192
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Electronic ISBN:
9780702051999
Print ISBN:
9780702042652

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