Dr. Karandikar will lay the foundation by reviewing the basic principles of normal human gait. The basic building blocks of anatomy and related biomechanics will be closely examined and correlated with the different phases and events of the actual gait cycle. Differing systems of nomenclature will be highlighted. Emphasis will be on clinical applications of each phase in the gait cycle. Dr. Dutton will present the role of clinical gait analysis in sports medicine, with an emphasis on observational analysis of the running athlete. Typical gait deviations as they relate to injury, as well as implications for rehabilitation, will be reviewed. Gait analysis as a potential tool in injury prevention will also be discussed. Mr. Berke, CPO, will discuss common gait abnormalities associated with the use of Trans-Tibial and Trans-Femoral prosthetics. Emphasis will be on clinical analysis including fit, alignment, and component use, as well as problem solving for comfort and gait issues.

Learning Objectives

  • Critically review and analyze newer terminology and different phases of the normal gait cycle and the principles of anatomy and biomechanics relevant to the gait analysis.
  • Develop a systematic approach to observational running analysis.
  • Recognize common gait aberrations and their association with running-related injuries.