Human Gait Assessment

by Anthony Carey |  Date Released : 10 Jan 2004

  • Working with the ultimate repetitive stress activity
  • What can we learn by observing a client or athlete’s gait?
  • 2-15,000 steps per day – the ultimate repetitive stress activity
  • Posture in motion – we can’t “fake” walking
  • Importance of upper body movement patterns as the cues of lower body activity
  • How has our understanding changed in the past 10 years?
  • Adding insult to injury – introducing “functional training” to dysfunctional gait
  • Incorporating gait assessment into exercise programs - making sure the imposed demand FITS the individual
  • Finding the source of the issue
  • Creating a level platform FIRST.
  • Instant vs. long term change – application and repetition
  • The importance of home exercise-ability
  • Advice for today’s trainer
  • Breaking out the video camera
  • Floor vs. treadmill

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Anthony Carey

About the author: Anthony Carey

Anthony Carey M.A., CSCS, MES is PFP Magazine’s 2009 Personal Trainer of the Year and owner of Function First in San Diego, California and an international presenter on biomechanics, corrective exercise, functional anatomy and motor control and their relationships to pain and function. Anthony has developed the Pain Free Movement Specialist certification and is the inventor of the Core-Tex®.

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