“Gait analysis in the clinic - what are the need to know parameters and how can they be measured?”
Functional clinical assessment is often essential in determining mechanisms of injury. Previously the domain of the laboratory alone, technology is now increasingly available to the clinician from smartphone apps to sophisticated instruments enabling 3D analysis of human movement. Systemisation of gait analysis along with quantification of parameters gives the clinician opportunity to audit change in response to therapeutic interventions at an individual level, both immediately and across a care plan.
This session will advocate for the integration of dynamic parameter measurement as a means of stratifying therapeutic clinical interventions. Understanding the benefits and limitations of observational and instrumented gait analysis in different scenarios and forming a workflow for repeatable analysis. Consideration of the effects of time is key to getting the most from your gait analysis too – find out how from Emma’s recent research.
Emma & Trevor – Combined workshop – “Gait analysis”
This session will build on Trevor’s and Emma’s lectures with practical tips, tricks and refinement of gait analysis protocols. There will be an introduction to the strengths and limitations of 2D and 3D analysis methods, and a seminar on how to integrate clinical test findings with gait parameter measurement. Understanding the application of gait analysis in a clinical environment, in the wake of many static clinical tests proving to be poor predictors of function, will engage the clinician in the next era of stratified clinical practice for greater efficacy.
There will be discussion, demonstration and participation – bring your shorts and running shoes if you would like to model for the session…!