Clinical Gait Analysis
Theory and Practice
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|Format:||Hardback, 328 pages|
|Other Information: ||Approx. 300 illustrations (50 in full color)|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 12 December 2005|
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.
Table of Contents
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
..". as a reference book on clinical gait anlaysis this text is excellent."
..". it has much to offer the chiropodist/podiatrist who is using biomechanics as a treatment modality.
"I particularly liked the easy-to-use layout, clear diagrams, and multi-choice-questions and debating points. These last two should encourage the reader to think about issues which are current and contentious in podiatry.
..". to those who have an interest in gait anlaysis and to those who are doing or intend to do, a top-up degree I can wholeheartedly recommend this book."
David Holland BSc(Hons), MSc(Research) Bioengineering, Consulting Podiatrist.
In Chiropody Review Vol. 63 No. 3.
"[T]his book is a breath of fresh air in what is considered to be a complex field combining various aspects of motion analysis into a clinical content ... the self-assessment questions are a very good teaching method to assess one's knowledge as the reader (especially the student) is progressing through the book. The appearance of 'Debating Points' throughout the book is also a nice innovative feature. It highlights 'controversial' issues that require further research without expressing the author's personal opinion."
The Foot v. 16 issue 4, Dec 2006
"This book has proved to be an excellent resource to aid my attempt to get to grips with what is a very complex area. I found the variety of illustrations and diagrams particularly helpful, representing information in a range of different formats, which enabled me to gain an understanding of the many elements involved in gait. The glossary provides a quick and accessible tool to assist when trying to assimilate the new terminology. I also liked the page layout, with clear headings and coloured tables. The key points at the end of each chapter and multi-choice questions help to reinforce the main points. I have no doubt that this is a book that I will continue to use for many years and I would recommend it to anyone studying podiatry.
|Publisher: ||Churchill Livingstone|
|Dimensions: ||25.4 x 19.25 x 2.13 centimeters (0.71 kg)|