Flashcards in Gait Deck (14):
What is Gait?
The manner is which a person walks
What is a step?
From heel strike to next contralateral heel strike
What is a Stride?
From heel strike to next ipsilateral heel strike
What is Cadence?
Number of steps taken per unit of time
What is Speed?
Rate of linear forward motion of the body
What is step width?
Linear distance between midpoint of heel of one foot and same point on other foot in completing a step
Moment when the foot contacts the ground
Weight Rapidly transferred onto outstretched limb
Body progresses over a single, stable limb
Body moves ahead of limb and weight is transferred to forefoot
Rapid unloading of limb occurs as weight is transferred to contralateral limb
Thigh begins to advance as the foot comes up off the floor
Thigh continues to advance as the knee begins to extend