Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2002 , Vol 48 , Num 3

Normal Yürüme ve Yürüme Analizi

Nadire Özaras 1 ,Selim Yalçın 2
1 Marmara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul
2 Marmara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul

Gait is the forward advancement of the human body. Erect walking is unique to humans. Although it seems to be a fairly simple task, gait is actually quite a complex series of movements some of which are impossible to detect by simple visual observation. Advancement in analysis of normal and pathological gait has changed our attitude towards diagnosis and treatment in neuromuscular disorders. Modern gait analysis technology has enabled us to evaluate joint and muscle function numerically by translating their function into mathematical terms. This way, effects of physiotherapy, drugs and surgical procedures on gait can be objectively assessed. It is possible using gait analysis technology, to clearly define the main problems causing gait disturbance which the human eye cannot discern, thus enabling efficient intervention to the suspect joint or muscle.

Keywords : Gait, gait analysis