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Discussion 4 - Gait Analysis and Observation of Human Movement Come dressed and prepared for activity (walking or jogging). To facilitate the gait analyses please wear shorts or pants that can be rolled up to expose the ankle. Introduction: Walking is one of the most common types of physical activity that a human engages in during their lifetime. The walking gait is often learned very early in life. Each person will have adapted their gait in response to joint alignment and muscle function. Coaches and therapy professional commonly observe gait to gain information about overuse injuries and performance. Force plates, EMG, and digitized video can provide a quantitative analysis of gait and highlight the potential for injury. Therapists and coaches who do not have access to equipment or video use qualitative analysis to assess movement. Purpose: The purpose of this discussion is to learn some of the qualitative techniques available for conducting a gait analysis without electronic equipment.
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