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Gait analysis is used by physiotherapists in research and clinical practice and has useful applications in many conditions. Clinically, visual gait analysis using a smartphone or a tablet camera is an easy and quick method but this simplified approach does have limitations. Alternatively, instrumented gait analysis offers accurate and detailed information on various gait parameters. In this course, you will learn about different methods of instrumented gait analysis, and the related interpretation and clinical applications of the generated data.
Explore four methods of instrumented gait analysis and the use of the data collected in supporting clinical decision making
This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- identify inter-subject and within-subject variabilities
- identify the benefits and disadvantage of using visual gait analysis
- discuss four types of instrumented gait analysis and their clinical applications
- explain the 4 challenges to instrumented gait analysis
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