The Power of Assessing Gait

Why Evaluate / Start with Gait?

Overriding Principles

  • Most people walk/norms
  • Its uniquely human
  • It is a dynamic movement assessment/guide clinical decisions
  • If you can’t control the movement at a slow speed it is unlikely to improve when you add speed.
  • If you lack motion in one plane you will bleed or compensate into another plane of motion
  • You’ll find motion above or below in the same plane

Reference Material for Normative Data

Citation and references from these sources

Evidenced Based Videotaping of Gait Analysis

1) Human Locomotion: The Conservative Management of Gait-Related Disorders, Thomas C. Michaud, Newton Biomechanics, Newton, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 2011

2) Jacquelin Perry (1992). Gait Analysis: Normal and Pathological Function.Thorofare, New Jersey: SLACK Incorporated.

3) Three-dimensional human gait pattern– reference data for normal men
BOGDAN PIETRASZEWSKI*, SŁAWOMIR WINIARSKI, SEBASTIAN JAROSZCZUK Department of Biomechanics, University School of Physical Education, Wrocław, Poland.  
Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics
Vol. 14, No. 3, 2012

4) Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics
Vol. 20, No. 1, 2018
Reference values of spatiotemporal parameters, joint angles,
ground reaction forces, and plantar pressure distribution
during normal gait in young women
ANNA FRYZOWICZ1*, MICHAŁ MURAWA1, JAROSŁAW KABACIŃSKI1,
AGATA RZEPNICKA1, LECHOSŁAW B. DWORAK2, 3
1 Department of Biomechanics, Poznan University of Physical Education, Poland.
2 Chair of Bionics, University of Arts in Poznań, Poland.
3 Chair of Physiotherapy and Biological Recovery, The President Stanisław Wojciechowski State University of Applied Sciences in Kalisz, Poland.

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