460-1 - Gait Abnormal gait cycles and problem solvers The...

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Gait Abnormal gait cycles and problem solvers
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The Gait Cycle STRIDE Gait Cycle STANCE SWING Initial Contact Loading Response Mid Stance Terminal Stance Pre Swing Initial Swing Mid Swing Terminal Swing Phases Periods
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Terms to Know Step length Initial contact of one lower extremity to initial contact of other lower extremity Stride length Initial contact of one lower extremity to initial contact of the same lower extremity Double support Time in which both feet are in contact with the ground. Makes up about 22% of the gait cycle. Width of base of support Typically 1-5 inches Toe out Average of 4-7degrees
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Stance Phase Time feet are in contact with the ground Makes up 60% of the Gait Cycle
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Swing Phase Time foot is not in contact with the ground Makes up 40% of the gait cycle
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Trendelenburg Gait Aka gluteus medius gait trunk (or pelvis) falls excessively on the swing side. Compensation by leaning toward the stance
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2011 for the course EXSC 460 taught by Professor Johnson,a during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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