Measuring Walking

Practical Guide

This book is a practical guide to instrumented clinical gait analysis covering all aspects of routine service provision. It reinforces what is coming to be regarded as the conventional approach to clinical gait analysis. Data capture, processing and biomechanical interpretation are all described with an emphasis on ensuring high quality results. There are also chapters on how to set up and maintain clinical gait analysis services and laboratories. The book aims to describe the theoretical basis of gait analysis in conceptual terms. It then builds on this to give practical advice on how to perform the full spectrum of tasks that comprise contemporary clinical gait analysis.

Readership
-Professionals from either a clinical or technical background working within clinical gait analysis services.
-The extensive sections on data capture and processing will also be invaluable for those using gait analysis for research purposes.
-Clinicians receiving gait analysis reports and particularly those who base clinical decisions upon gait analysis results (e.g. orthopaedic surgeons) will find it useful in understanding where the data comes from and how it can be interpreted.
-Physiotherapists

Identification and Treatment of Gait Problems in Cerebral Palsy, 2nd Edition

The only book to deal specifically with the treatment of gait problems in cerebral palsy, this comprehensive, multi-disciplinary volume is invaluable for all those working in the field of cerebral palsy and gait.

The book is divided into two parts. The first is designed to help the reader evaluate and understand a child with cerebral palsy. It deals with neurological control, musculoskeletal growth, and normal gait, as well as cerebral injury, growth deformities and gait pathology in children with cerebral palsy. The second section is a comprehensive overview of management. It emphasizes the most fundamental concept of treatment: manage the child’s neurologic dysfunction first and then address the skeletal and muscular consequences of that dysfunction.

The book has been thoroughly updated since the previous edition, with a greater focus on treatment and several entirely new topics covered, including chapters on the operative treatment of orthopaedic deformities.

The book is accompanied by downloadable teaching videos on normal gait and motion analysis data of all case examples used in the book, as well as teaching videos demonstrating the specifics of many of the procedures used in the correction of gait deformities and gait modelling examples from the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University.

Video files are now available with all book purchases as a free digital download – contact admin@mackeith.co.uk for more information.

Readership

Neurologists, Therapists, Physiatrists, Orthopaedic and Neurosurgeons, and Bioengineers.

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Supporting Videos

Videos from the book are FREE with every book purchase. Contact admin@mackeith.co.uk for free access if you have purchased the book from another book seller.

The videos are on the following:

  • 14 Case Examples
  • Instructional Videos
  • Musculo-Skeletal Pathology in Cerebral Palsy
  • Non-Operative Treatment
  • Operative Treatment
  • Patient Assessment
  • Section 1.4: Normal Gait

(Note to Mac users: you may need to convert the AVI files in order to view them. Free converters are widely available for download, e.g. from iSkysoft.)

Development of Mature Walking

This important monograph summarizes a comprehensive study on the maturation of walking in normal children. Data are presented on anthropometric measurements; tests of developmental progress; time/distance parameters such as stride length and walking velocity; twelve joint angles on each side measured throughout the gait cycle; dynamic electromyography of phasic activity in seven lower-extremity muscle groups; and force measurements including vertical force, fore/aft shear, medial/lateral shear and torque. At each age, composite joint-angle graphs and time/distance parameters are brought together with film tracings of a representative child in that age group. In addition, advanced methods of statistical analysis have been applied to the joint-angle data to define prediction regions within which ninety-five percent of normal children should lie throughout the gait cycle. Finally, a ‘decision tree’ is presented from which a fitted age can be inferred for a subject based on non-age-specific data gathered in a motion analysis lab. Practical applications are demonstrated in a chapter devoted to two case studies.

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