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Introduction to Gait Analysis

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ISBN-10: 0750688831

ISBN-13: 9780750688833

Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Michael W. Whittle, Michael W. Whittle

List price: $81.95
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Gait analysis is the systematic study of human walking. Most of the literature in this field is highly specialized and very technical. This book, however, aims to brings gait analysis out of the 'ivory tower' of the research laboratory, and to put it where it belongs, in the 'real world' of the clinic. The author has maintained the clear and approachable style that established the first three editions. 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…    
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Book details

List price: $81.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 2/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 244
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Preface to fourth edition
Preface to first edition
Basic sciences
References and suggestions for further reading
Normal gait
Walking and gait
Terminology used in gait analysis
Outline of the gait cycle 57
The gait cycle in detail
Ground reaction forces
Support moment
Energy consumption
Optimization of energy usage
Starting and stopping
Other varieties of gait
Gait in the young
Gait in the elderly
References and suggestions for further reading
Pathological and other abnormal gaits
Specific gait abnormalities
Walking aids
Amputee gait
Treadmill gait
Common pathologies affecting gait
References and suggestions for further reading
Methods of gait analysis
Visual gait analysis
General gait parameters
Timing the gait cycle
Direct motion measurement systems
Pressure beneath the foot
Energy consumption
Force platforms
Kinematic systems
Combined kinetic/kinematic systems
References and suggestions for further reading
Applications of gait analysis
Clinical gait assessment
Conditions benefiting from gait assessment
Future developments
References and suggestions for further reading
Gait assessment in cerebral palsy
Basic physiology of movement
The causes of cerebral palsy
Spastic hemiplegia
Spastic diplegia
Other varieties of cerebral palsy
Crouch gait
Lever arm dysfunction
Gait patterns in cerebral palsy
Gait assessment
Overview of treatment
References and suggestions for further reading
Gait analysis data on CD-ROM
Computer requirements
Running the CD
Contents of the CD
How to use the Polygon viewer
Normal ranges for gait parameters
Conversions between measurement units
Sources of further information