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1

The gait cycle can be broken into three functional tasks which are:

1) Weight acceptance
2) Single limb support
3) Limb advancement

2

Weight acceptance can be described as:

The period when weight is rapidly loaded onto the outstretched limb

3

Single limb support can be described as:

The period when the body progresses over a single limb

4

Limb advancement can be described as:

The period when the limb is moved from behind the body to in front of the body.

5

During gait the weight bearing limb accomplishes four functions:

1) Shock absorption minimising impact as limb meets supporting surface
2) Maintenance of dynamic postural stability (SLS)
3) Generation of propulsive force for forward progression
4) Conversion of energy by minimising vertical and horizontal displacements of the COM

6

Gait Cycle is defined as:

& is also known as:

The time from contact of one foot with the ground to the next contact with the same foot

Also known as a 'stride'

7

A step is:

Contact between the ground and two different feet

8

Approximate step length (Male and female):

72cm

9

Approximate step length of males:

74 - 77cm

10

Approximate step length of females:

63 - 67 cm

11

Step WIDTH is approximately:

7 - 9cm...... Smaller than the width of pelvis

12

Name temporal characteristics of gait:

Cadence (step rate): 110 steps/min or 1.87 steps/sec

Step time

Stride time

13

Approximately how long does it take to complete one gait cycle?

1/2 second

14

What is approximate walking speed?

1.37 m/sec or 5km / hour......

Self selected walking speed for females is slightly slower than males: