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Flashcards in Gait Deck (14):
1

What is Gait?

The manner is which a person walks

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What is a step?

From heel strike to next contralateral heel strike

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What is a Stride?

From heel strike to next ipsilateral heel strike

4

What is Cadence?

Number of steps taken per unit of time

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What is Speed?

Rate of linear forward motion of the body

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What is step width?

Linear distance between midpoint of heel of one foot and same point on other foot in completing a step

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Initial contact

Moment when the foot contacts the ground

8

Loading Response

Weight Rapidly transferred onto outstretched limb

9

Mid Stance

Body progresses over a single, stable limb

10

Terminal Stance

Body moves ahead of limb and weight is transferred to forefoot

11

Pre- Swing

Rapid unloading of limb occurs as weight is transferred to contralateral limb

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Initial Swing

Thigh begins to advance as the foot comes up off the floor

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Mid Swing

Thigh continues to advance as the knee begins to extend

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Terminal Swing

Knee extends as the limb prepares for contact with the ground