This chapter has several videos of patients with neurological conditions that affect gait. Use these videos to practice observational gait analysis and answer questions associated with each patient
This patient is a relatively young gentleman who had a CVA about 1 year ago. As a result, he developed paralysis on one side of the body (i.e. hemiplegia). The following video shows the patient walking without any assistive devices.
Can you identify the side of the brain which was affected by stroke? What gait deviations can be observed? What intervention would you recommend for this patient?
HINT: Use the gait assessment form to identify gait deviations.
This young gentleman has CP with spastic diplegia. The following video shows the patient's gait.
What type of gait pattern does he exhibit? Can you identify the gait deviations on any one side of the body?.
HINT: Review the different types of gait from Appendix A and use the gait assessment form to identify gait deviations
This patient sustained a non-traumatic brain injury, which affected her cerebellum.
What type of gait does she exhibit? What are the most prominent deviations and the distinguishing characteristics of her gait pattern?
HINT: Refer to the different types of gait in Appendix A.