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Measuring Walking: A Handbook of Clinical Gait Analysis
     

Measuring Walking: A Handbook of Clinical Gait Analysis

by Richard Baker
 

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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

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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.

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Reviewer: Samuel J. Chmell, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This book scientifically details "why people walk the way that they do," documenting the characteristics and causes of gait disturbance(s).
Purpose: The purpose, according to the author, is to detail the capabilities of thorough gait analysis, the interpretation thereof, and how that information is useful in the treatment of patients. The author is an international expert on gait analysis, and this book meets this worthwhile objective.
Audience: The author intends this book for gait laboratory staff. However, while this makes sense, the book also is an excellent read for orthopedic surgeons involved in lower extremity joint replacement/reconstruction. After all, isn't the way people walk after joint replacement/reconstruction critical to outcome?
Features: This book helps readers in understanding, determining, and ultimately measuring why patients walk the way that they do, so that they can help them walk better. It delves into philosophical elements of the study of gait, but then, at the opposite end of the spectrum, it provides the scientific basis for recommended actions.
Assessment: This is an excellent book. Orthopedic surgeons as a whole, at least in the U.S., do not pay enough attention to gait/gait analysis. This book is a game changer. It is relevant to most lower extremity maladies. It is an essential addition to the academic orthopedic library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781908316684
Publisher:
MacKeith Press
Publication date:
04/18/2013
Series:
Mac Keith Press Practical Guides
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
246
File size:
8 MB

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Contents

Terminology xv

1 Introduction 1

2 Basic measurements 8

3 The conventional gait model 29

4 Alternatives to the conventional gait model 50

5 Advanced processing techniques 65

6 Electromyography 71

In consultation with Adam Shortland

7 Clinical video 88

In consultation with Adrienne Harvey and Jill Rodda

8 Physical examination 100

In consultation with Pam Thomason and Jill Rodda

9 General measures of walking ability 120

10 Relationships between data of different types 136

11 Quality assurance 151

12 Interpretation and reporting 164

In consultation with Jennifer McGinley, Fiona Dobson and Pam Thomason

13 Accuracy and measurement variability

177

In consultation with Jennifer McGinley

14 How to set up a clinical gait analysis service 190

15 How to set up and maintain a gait analysis laboratory 198

Appendix 1: Limitations of the conventional subdivision of the gait cycle 216

Appendix 2: Other measures of repeatability 218

Index

Meet the Author

Professor Richard Baker, PhD, CEng, CSci, is Professor of Clinical Gait analysis, University of Salford. Richard has spent nearly twenty years delivering or managing clinical gait analysis services. For nine years he was Manager of the Hugh Williamson Gait Analysis Service at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. During this time he served as Founder Director of the NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Gait Analysis. The first Professor of Clinical Gait Analysis anywhere in the world and is currently developing a Joint European Masters Degree programme in clinical movement analysis with colleagues in Belgium and the Netherlands.

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