Physical Therapy -> Gait -> Mechanics

Mechanics

Gait mechanics describes what our joints are doing when the muscles move them. This can be looking at the arches of the foot, how your knees line up over your ankle, and how much movement occurs at the hips and trunk. If there is an issue with any of the gait mechanics, there are various ways to address it - with orthotics, exercises, and assisted devices. Within gait analysis, we are also looking at gait speed (how fast or slow you walk), step length, stride length, step time, step width, and how the muscles contract and relax during each part of gait.

Resources

  • Spooktacular Movement Story preview

    Spooktacular Movement Story

    Whitney Castle

    Get moving to a Halloween inspired spooktacular movement story. Each movement is highlighted throughout story and spells out HALLOWEEN.

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