10-15-09 GAIT

10-15-09 GAIT - Antalgic Gait (Painful gait) Avoidance of...

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Unformatted text preview: Antalgic Gait (Painful gait) Avoidance of weight bearing on the affected side Decrease stance phase time because it hurts to stand on it Increase swing phase time Use assistive device to lean on to take the pressure off of the painful leg Ataxic Gait Drunken gait Problems with cerebellum of brain cerebellum is responsible for balance Characterized by staggering and unsteadiness There is usually a wide base of support (WBOS) Movements are exaggerated Do balance exercises to help shift weight o Put weights on patients (weighted utensils) o May help to decrease ataxia o Put weights on worker better control movement Equinus Gait (Tip-toe Gait) Walk on tip toes Excessive plantar flexion Usually associated with fixed ankle deformity, contracture, or extensor hyperactivity Contracture muscle tightens up; cant stretch; muscle is shortened Wear high heels all the time ???CP Foot Drop Gait (Dorsiflexor or Steppage Gait) Patient lifts knee and slaps foot to the ground on advancing to the involved side Typical of patient with weak or paralyzed dorsiflexors because they are not working concentrically ?...
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10-15-09 GAIT - Antalgic Gait (Painful gait) Avoidance of...

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