This page provides information on the concept of this Video Book and links for navigating through the different chapters of the book
This book was designed to make it easier for students to learn pathological gait analysis. It is NOT meant to be a replacement for traditional textbooks. Instead, this book is a supplement to traditional textbooks on gait. Through the use of videos, we have made an attempt to make gait deviations easily identifiable, with the hope that improved observational gait analysis by clinicians will lead to improve patient care.
The irony of teaching gait analysis with traditional textbooks is that even though gait is a dynamic activity, it is taught using static images. Even though students are never exposed to abnormal gait patterns in the classroom, they are expected to analyze a patient's abnormal gait pattern in the clinic as practitioners. A solution to this problem is to teach students gait abnormalities using videos of actual patients.
In this Video Book, we have included more than 80 videos of normal and pathological gait. The videos are recorded by professionals and show the movements in coronal (frontal) and sagittal planes. Each video is about 1 minute long and has a description of the gait pattern, along with the effects of the abnormal pattern on gait.