Students have investigated typical gait phases in Mobile Marvin, and Gauge Your Gait activities. In this investigation, students will research various conditions that can cause gait compromises. They will use their creativity and understanding of gait phases to devise methods of simulating a gait compromise. Students are not limited in the kinds of material used to simulate the gait compromise, but it is suggested that the following materials be on hand: Ace wrap, walkers, canes, crutches. They will then investigate the effect of their simulated physical impairments on gait.
Gait, compromise, hypothesis, graph, analyze, impairment, walk, kinematic, motion, cycle, stance, swing, velocity, stride, cadence, anterior cruciate ligament, cane, crutch, Parkinson's disease, posture, arthritis, joint, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, neuropathy