Clinical Gait Analysis: Theory and Practice

Christopher Kirtley

The study of human gait is vital to the work of podiatrists, physiotherapists, orthotists and many others, yet due to its complexity it can appear daunting to the non-expert. Clinical Gait Analysis takes a fresh look at the subject, founded on the author's long experience of teaching and researching biomechanics. In the course of a comprehensive review of biomechanical principles, techniques and clinical approaches to the assessment of walking disorders, Dr Kirtley strips away the dryness and obscurity that often accompanies such surveys and provides a clear, informed and stimulating account. Both theory and practice are brought into focus, and currently contentious issues are highlighted in order to encourage critical thinking. The multiple choice questions scattered throughout the book provide the reader with the opportunity to test their knowledge of some of the more challenging sections.
  • Limba : Engleza
  • Cuprins : 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
  • Data Publicarii : 12 Dec 2005
  • Format : Hardback
  • Numar pagini : 328
  • ISBN : 9780443100093
308.99 Lei
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