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1
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Is this force advantage/ disadvantage? If the fulcrum is closer to the effort?

A

2
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A

3
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A
```force advantage= 2nd class lever
4
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give an example of a 1st class lever.

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Ex. joint between head and 1st vertebrae

Ex. scissors, pliers, see-saw

5
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give an example of a 2nd class lever.

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Ex. wheelbarrow, stapler, bottle opener, nutcracker

Ex. standing on tiptoes

6
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give an example of a 3rd class lever

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Ex. biceps curl

Ex. fishing rod, tweezers, tongs

7
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What is Newton’s 1st law of motion?

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(law of inertia)
a particle at rest , or moving in a straight line with a constant velocity, will remain in its state provided it is not subjected to an unbalanced force

8
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what is Newton’s 2nd law of motion?

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(law of acceleration)
a particle acted upon by an unbalanced force experiences an acceleration that has the same direction as the force and a magnitude that is directly proportional to the force ; (F=ma)

9
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what is Newton’s 3rd law of motion?

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(law of action-reaction)

the mutual forces of action and reaction between two particles/bodies are equal, opposite, and co-linear.

10
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explain this mechanical analysis method: direct dynamics (forward mechanics).

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mechanical analysis of a system that determines movement from forces
Ex. using force plates to record forces

11
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explain this mechanical analysis method: inverse dynamics.

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mechanical analysis of a system that determines force from movement
Ex. using video-based motion analysis

12
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what is the frontal plane movement for ankle, knee, and hip during the gait cycle?

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ankle- inversion
knee- valgus
hip- abduction

13
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what percentage of the gait cycle is spent in stance phase?

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60%

14
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what percentage of the gait cycle is spent in swing phase?

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40%

15
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what percentage of the gait cycle is spent in double support? and when?

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20% - there are 2 periods: 0-10% and 50-60%

16
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what percentage of the gait cycle then is spent in single-support?

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80%

17
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what is normal gait speed?

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1.4 m/s (3mph)

18
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what is normal step rate?

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1. 9 steps/s (110 steps/min)
19
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what is normal step length?

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72 cm (28 inches)

20
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what is the term for the sequence of events taking place between successive heel contact of the SAME foot?

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stride (or gait cycle)

21
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what is the term for the sequence of events that occurs with successive heel contacts of the OPPOSITE foot?

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step

22
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what is stride length?

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distance btwn two successive heel contacts of the SAME foot

23
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what is step length?

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the distance btwn two successive heel contacts of DIFFERENT feet
*recall that normal step length is 72 cm (28 in)

24
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what is step width?

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lateral distance btwn the heel centers of 2 consecutive foot contacts
*normal step width is 7-9cm

25
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what is foot angle?

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“the degree of turnout”; the angle between the line of progression of the body and the long axis of the foot
*normal foot angle is about 7 degrees

26
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name the temporal descriptors of gait.

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stride time
step time

27
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of steps per minute

28
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what is stride time?

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the time for a full gait cycle

29
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what is step time?

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the time for completion of a right or left step

30
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of all the spatial and temporal measures of gait, what is the best measure of an individual’s walking ability?

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walking speed

31
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all measurements of gait depend on what?

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walking speed

32
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what are 2 strategies to increase walking speed?

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1. increasing stride or step length

33
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which part of the gait cycle is affected when gait speed increases?

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double-limb support (time spent in this phase will DECREASE)

34
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what happens to % of gait cycle spent in double limb support as gait speed increases?

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% of gait cycle spent in double-limb support DECREASES

35
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what happens to stride length in the elderly?

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stride length decreases

36
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what happens to stride length with increased speed?

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stride length increases

37
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what happens to double support time with increased speed?

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decreased double support time

38
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what happens to double support time in the elderly or in patients with balance disorders?

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double support time increases

39
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<70 steps/min

40
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> 120 steps/min

41
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what is typical/comfortable speed?

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80-110 steps/min

42
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what are the 2 reduction of energy mechanisms to reduce vertical excursion by limiting downward displacement of CoM?

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1. horizontal plane pelvic motion

2. sagittal plane ankle motion

43
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what are the 2 reduction of energy mechanisms to reduce vertical excursion by limiting upward displacement of CoM?

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1. stance phase knee flexion

2. frontal plane pelvic rotation

44
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what is the mechanism that reduces medial-lateral excursion to save energy?

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frontal plane hip rotation- reducing step width

45
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How do women compare to men in terms of walking speed, step length, and cadence?

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women exhibit a slower walking speed, shorter step length, and faster cadence than men.

46
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When is minimum and maximum kinetic energy reached in the gait cycle?

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min. KE is reached at mid-stance for both legs (30% and 80% of gait cycle )
max. KE is reached at double-limb support (5% and 55%)

47
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when is minimum and maximum potential energy reached in the gait cycle?

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min. PE is reached at double-limb support (5% and 55%)

max. PE is achieved when CoM reaches its highest points (30 and 80%)