PT Gait Analysis and Deviations

Learn about the phases of gait and how to recognize when things go wrong.
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  • Lectures 8
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2014 English

Course Description

This course is designed to be an awesome resource for students preparing for the NPTE. Many times, it can be very confusing and difficult to understand gait analysis and what can potentially go wrong during each phase. This course will help you:

  • Understand the normal joint motion occurring during each phase of gait
  • Which muscles are active and when
  • How to recognize gait deviations and abnormalities

Each phase of the gait cycle has its own "mini-lecture" consisting of about 10 minutes of material as we review the basics. This course will take about 2 hours to complete in its entirety.

These videos serve as an adjunct to your current plan of study and will help clarify gait analysis on the NPTE. Designed to be simple and clear, you'll be surprised at how easy this course allows you to analyze gait patterns.

What are the requirements?

  • Computer
  • Standard PT textbooks

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn normal motion during each phase of the gait cycle
  • Understand normal muscle activity during each phase of the gait cycle
  • Recognize key gait deviations and what causes them

Who is the target audience?

  • DPT students
  • Candidates of the NPTE

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Initial Contact
Initial Contact
Section 2: Loading Response
Loading Response
Loading Response
1 question
Section 3: Midstance
1 question

What are the critical events that occur during midstance?

Section 4: Terminal Stance
Terminal Stance
Terminal Stance Quiz
1 question
Section 5: Preswing
Preswing Quz
1 question
Section 6: Initial Swing
Initial Swing
Initial Swing Quiz
1 question
Section 7: Midswing and Terminal Swing
Midswing and Terminal Swing
Midswing and Terminal Swing
1 question
Section 8: Various Abnormal Gait Patterns
Various Abnormal Gait Patterns
Various Abnormal Gait Patterns Quiz
1 question

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Instructor Biography

Will Crane, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctor of Physical Therapy since 2011. I have been working hard for 2 years to create content that is helpful for students to pass the national board exam required to become a physical therapist. I have helped hundreds of students with live courses that I have done in the past and want to make a self-study course available to students who need the content at a lower cost.

PT Final Exam was founded in 2012 with the primary goal of being an awesome resource for students preparing to sit for the NPTE. I am a practicing physical therapist currently licensed in 3 states. Having a love for education, I began PT Final Exam in my spare time to help students understand completely what is required for the NPTE.

In my practice, I deal with a variety of issues including geriatric, pediatric, orthopaedic, inpatient, outpatient, wound care, home health, and long term care patients. Working with such a variety of patients requires me to stay sharp on my skills which is critical to my role as an instructor.

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