Clinical Gait Analysis: Theory and Practice
Publication Date 1 Jan 2005
OverviewThe 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.
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