NC233 Introduction to Clinical Gait Analysis

Date: 12/06/2017 Place: Scotland (Glasgow)

This two day course, organized by the University of Strathclyde, will cover the practical and theoretical components of clinical gait analysis.  It will include a revision of the gait cycle, the mechanics of gait (joint angles, movements and powers), a discussion on the theories of gait (why we walk the way we do) and an introduction to gait abnormalities.  We will spend time in the gait lab looking at different methods of measuring gait.  This will include simple methods such as video analysis as well as high-tech systems.  We will also look at new technologies and explore new ways to provide feedback for gait training. 

There is NO EXPECTATION of existing knowledge of biomechanics or gait analysis.

The course will be delivered over two days but you can choose to attend one or both.

Day 1 Monday 12th June

“Introduction to Gait Analysis” will cover the fundamental mechanics of gait including the gait cycle, motor control theories of gait, gait abnormalities and a chance to look at case studies using simple assessment methods.

Day 2 (Date to be advised)

“Instrumented Gait Analysis” will cover 3D systems (cameras and body sensor systems), electromyography, using technology to re-educate gait and a chance to look at more complex case studies.

For more information please contact the course organiser Dr Andy Kerr (email: a.kerr@strath.ac.uk)

For bookings please register using the University of Strathclyde online shop.