Whittle's Gait Analysis - Elsevier E-Book on VitalSource, 6th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
This readable textbook offers a clear and accessible guide to the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from medical conditions that affect the way they walk.
The book describes both normal and pathological gait and covers the range of simple and complex methods available to perform gait analysis. It will help the reader differentiate the gait cycle phases and pathological gait patterns, identify related factors, and direct therapy precisely.
Now in its sixth edition, Whittle's Gait Analysis has been fully updated by a small team of expert contributors to include the latest thinking on methods of gait analysis and its role in the clinic, making it an ideal text for undergraduate students through to practising allied health professionals.
- Highly accessible, readable, and logically sequenced – suitable for undergraduates
- Covers gait and clinical considerations around functional difficulties in people with neurological and musculoskeletal disorders
- Summary/study aid boxes to support learning
- Online resources containing supplementary content for Chapter 1, video clips, 3D animations, gait data supported by MCQs, and 30 cases studies
- Chapter on running gait, including the biomechanics of running, common running-related injuries, and clinical considerations
- Expanded chapter on neurological conditions
TBC – draft below:
Chapter 1 Basic Sciences Anatomy Physiology Motor control Biomechanics
Chapter 2 Normal Gait Walking and gait History Terminology used in gait analysis Outline of the gait cycle The gait cycle in detail Ground reaction forces Support moment Energy consumption Optimization of energy usage Starting and stopping Other varieties of gait Changes in Gait with Age
Chapter 3 Pathological and other abnormal gaits Specific gait abnormalities Walking aids Treadmill gait
Chapter 4 Methods of gait analysis Visual gait analysis Temporal and Spatial Parameters during Gait Measurement of Temporal and Spatial Parameters during Gait Camera Based Motion Analysis Active marker systems Accelerometers Gyroscopes, Magnetic Fields and Motion Capture Suits Measuring Force and Pressure Pressure beneath the foot Measuring Muscle Activity Measuring Energy Expenditure Combined kinetic/kinematic systems
Chapter 5 Applications of gait analysis Clinical gait assessment Conditions benefiting from gait assessment Future developments Conclusion
Chapter 6 Gait assessment of neurological diseases Gait assessment in Cerebral palsy Gait assessment in Stroke Gait assessment in Parkinson’s disease Gait assessment in Muscular dystrophy
Chapter 7 Gait analysis in musculoskeletal conditions and prosthetics and orthotics Total hip replacement Gait analysis in knee osteoarthritis High tibial knee osteotomy Prosthetics and orthotics Amputee gait Orthotic gait
NEW Chapter 8 Running gait
Jim Richards, BEng, MSc, PhD, Professor of Biomechanics, Department of Allied Health Professions, Faculty of Health, University of Central Lancashire, UK, David Levine, PT, PhD, DABPTS (Orthopaedics), CCRP, Cline Chair of Excellence in Physical Therapy and Acting Department Head ,Department of Physical Therapy,The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Michael W. Whittle, BSc, MSc, MB, BS, PhD, Formerly Walter M. Cline Jr. Chair of Rehabilitation Technology, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, USA; Director, H. Carey Hanlin Motion Analysis Laboratory, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, USA; Formerly Acting Director, Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Centre, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK