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PTRM 6002 Biomechanical Analysis of Human Gait (Summer III)


Credits: 3

Course Description:

This course addresses the area of observational gait analysis from both a quantitative and qualitative perspective. Standardized forms of gait analysis forms are used, appropriate terminology is discussed, and the students are taught how to incorporate these methods into their clinical practice. Students are instructed in use of the GAITRite a device that collects foot contact data as an individual traverses an instrumented walkway. Students use this technology to collect and analyze patient data that they formally present in a group project. In addition to collecting and studying data, students learn about various gait-related topics such as postural control of gait, the effect of orthotics on gait, and the use of motion analysis and EMG data to analyze gait.