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Whittles Gait Analysis

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ISBN: 978-0-7020-4265-2

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Whittle's Gait Analysis , 5th Edition

Edited by Jim Richards, BEng, MSc, PhD, David Levine, PhD, PT and Michael W. Whittle, BSc, MSc, MB, BS, PhD

192 pages
Trim Size 7 7/16 X 9 11/16 in
Copyright 2012
$89.95, Paperback, Reference

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Description

Whittle’s Gait Analysis – formerly known as Gait Analysis: an introduction – is now in its fifth edition with a new team of authors led by David Levine and Jim Richards. Working closely with Michael Whittle, the team maintains a clear and accessible approach to basic gait analysis. It will assist both students and clinicians in the diagnosis of and treatment plans for patients suffering from medical conditions that affect the way they walk.

Reviews

"remains a must have text for anyone who uses, or will use, gait analysis in their practice, both for learning and for reference."

"Whittle’s Gait Analysis is a basic introduction to this topic. It covers background concepts, terminology, normal and pathological gait, as well as methods used to perform gait analysis. A description of common pathologies and associated gait deviations is presented by way of example. Overall, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the basic concepts and uses of clinical gait analysis. It is a very helpful text for those with little or no knowledge of gait analysis, and provides a very readable and understandable synopsis. The majority of information provided is descriptive, with some limited guidance on interpretation of gait data. Further reading would be required to gain in-depth understanding of each aspect of gait analysis, but this book provides an accessible introduction to the topic."

Posture and Mobility Group, April 2013

 

Key Features

  • Highly readable, the book builds upon the basics of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics 
  • Describes both normal and pathological gait
  • Covers the range of methods available to perform gait analysis, from the very simple to the very complex.
  • Emphasizes the clinical applications of gait analysis

New to this Edition

  • Chapters on gait assessment of neurological diseases and musculoskeletal conditions and prosthetics and orthotics
  • Methods of gait analysis
  • Design features including key points
  • A team of specialist contributors led by two internationally-renowned expert editors
  • 60 illustrations, taking the total number to over 180
  • Evolve Resources containing video clips and animated skeletons of normal gait supported by MCQs, an image bank, online glossary and sources of further information. Log on to http://evolve.elsevier.com/Whittle/gait to register and start using these resources today!

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Author Information

Edited by Jim Richards, BEng, MSc, PhD, Professor of Biomechanics, Department of Allied Health Professions, Faculty of Health, University of Central Lancashire, UK; David Levine, PhD, PT, UC Foundation Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, Professor and Walter M. Cline Chair of Excellence in Physical Therapy, Department of Physical Therapy and Michael W. Whittle, BSc, MSc, MB, BS, PhD, Formerly Walter M. Cline Jr. Chair of Rehabilitation Technology, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, USA; Director, H. Carey Hanlin Motion Analysis Laboratory, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, USA; Formerly Acting Director, Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Centre, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

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