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Whittle's Gait Analysis - formerly known as Gait Analysis: an introduction - is now in its fifth edition with a new team of authors led by David Levine and Jim Richards. Working closely with Michael Whittle, the team maintains a clear and accessible approach to basic gait analysis. It will assist both students and clinicians in the diagnosis of and treatment plans for patients suffering from medical conditions that affect the way they walk. 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 Chapters on gait assessment of neurological diseases and musculoskeletal conditions and prosthetics and orthotics Methods of gait analysis Design features including key points A team of specialist contributors led by two internationally-renowned expert editors 60 illustrations, taking the total number to over 180 Evolve Resources containing video clips and animated skeletons of normal gait supported by MCQs, an image bank, online glossary and sources of further information. Log on to to register and start using these resources today!

Table of Contents

Evolve Resources (web contents)p. vii
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Prefacep. ix
Biographyp. x
Contributorsp. xi
Basic sciencesp. 1
Anatomyp. 1
Physiologyp. 12
Motor controlp. 19
Biomechanicsp. 19
Normal gaitp. 29
Walking and gaitp. 29
Historyp. 29
Terminology used in gait analysisp. 32
Outline of the gait cyclep. 35
The gait cycle in detailp. 40
Ground reaction forcesp. 48
Support momentp. 51
Energy consumptionp. 51
Optimisation of energy usagep. 53
Starting and stoppingp. 56
Other varieties of gaitp. 58
Changes in gait with agep. 58
Pathological and other abnormal gaitsp. 65
Specific gait abnormalitiesp. 65
Walking aidsp. 78
Treadmill gaitp. 82
Methods of gait analysisp. 83
Visual gait analysisp. 83
Temporal and spatial parameters during gaitp. 87
Measurement of temporal and spatial parameters during gaitp. 88
Camera-based motion analysisp. 89
Active marker systemsp. 96
Electrogoniometers and potentiometer devicesp. 97
Accelerometersp. 99
Gyroscopes, magnetic fields and motion capture suitsp. 100
Measuring force and pressurep. 101
Pressure beneath the footp. 103
Measuring muscle activityp. 105
Measuring energy expenditurep. 108
Combined kinetic/kinematic systemsp. 109
Applications of gait analysisp. 113
Clinical gait assessmentp. 113
Conditions benefiting from gait assessmentp. 119
Future developmentsp. 119
Conclusionp. 122
Gait assessment of neurological disordersp. 125
Gait assessment in cerebral palsyp. 125
Definition, causes and prevalencep. 125
Classificationp. 125
Impairmentsp. 128
Clinical managementp. 130
Gait analysisp. 131
Gait analysisp. 134
Conclusionp. 135
Key pointsp. 136
Gait assessment in strokep. 136
Temporal and spatial parametersp. 136
Kinematicsp. 138
Kineticsp. 138
Clinical managementp. 138
Key pointsp. 139
Gait assessment in Parkinson's diseasep. 139
Clinical managementp. 140
Conclusionp. 142
Key pointsp. 143
Gait assessment in muscular dystrophyp. 143
Clinical managementp. 145
Key pointsp. 145
Gait analysis in musculoskeletal conditions, prosthetics and orthoticsp. 151
Total hip replacementp. 151
Spatiotemporal factorsp. 151
Kinematicsp. 151
Kineticsp. 152
Additional clinical relevancep. 152
Key pointsp. 153
Gait analysis in knee osteoarthritisp. 153
Surgical managementp. 153
Total knee arthroplastyp. 153
Kinematicsp. 154
Kineticsp. 154
Additional clinical relevancep. 155
High tibial osteotomyp. 155
Conservative management of knee osteoarthritisp. 156
Key pointsp. 157
Prosthetics and orthoticsp. 157
Amputee gaitp. 158
Temporal-spatial parametersp. 159
Kinematicsp. 159
Kineticsp. 160
Key pointsp. 162
Orthotic managementp. 162
Knee ankle foot orthosesp. 164
Foot orthosesp. 164
Key pointsp. 165
Indexp. 169
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