Dr. Alexandra Kopelovich is passionate about teaching biomechanics and kinesiology and promoting evidence-based practice.
Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems
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The human gait pattern consists of repetitive natural movement patterns which are controlled by muscle activity. These muscle activation patterns are cyclic. The type of contractions varies between eccentric control of joint movements and the concentric initiation of movement. Muscles are the driving force of gait. They fulfil a specific role during the gait cycle to overcome the external moments created by ground reaction forces. Rehabilitation professionals need to have a good understanding of muscular control during normal gait to be able to identify and address muscle activation discrepancies in individuals with pathology. This course provides an overview of lower limb muscle control during each phase of the gait cycle.
This course aims to introduce and review the lower limb muscles involved in the gait cycle.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Doctors, Nurses, Prosthetists, and Orthotists.