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Author Michaud, Thomas C.
Title Human locomotion : the conservative management of gait-related disorders / Thomas C. Michaud.
Published Newton, Mass. : Newton Biomechanics, c2011.
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 Floor4  QP310.W3 M53 2011    IN LIBRARY
Description xiii, 412 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Incomplete Contents 1. The evolution of bipedality -- 2. Structural and functional anatomy: -- Planes of motion -- Functional anatomy -- Muscular efficiency and interaction of forces -- 3. Ideal motions during the gait cycle: -- Stance phase motions -- Swing phase motions -- Summary of muscle function during the gait cycle -- Graphic summary of the gait cycle -- Summary of biomechanical factors associated with improved running economy -- 4. Abnormal motion during the gait cycle: -- Developmental trends in lower extremity alignment -- Development of the medial longitudinal arch -- Alignment of the metatarsal heads -- Variation in metatarsal length -- Limb length discrepancy -- Excessive mobility -- Minimum ranges of motion necessary for a non-compensated gait -- Treatment of limited motion -- Neuromotor coordination and strength -- 5. Biomechanical examination: -- Supine examination -- Prone examination -- Seated examination -- Standing examination -- Dynamic evaluation -- 6. Foot orthotics: -- Mechanisms of action -- Orthotic techniques -- Laboratory preparation and orthotic fabrication -- Orthotic posting -- Orthotic shells -- Orthotic additions -- In-office fabrication techniques -- Orthotic dispensing -- Orthotic problem-solving -- 7. Shoe gear: -- History of footwear -- Modern shoes -- Sneakers -- Minimalist sneakers -- 8. Treatment protocols: -- Achilles tendinitis -- Sesamoiditis -- Metatarsalgia and metatarsal stress fractures -- Plantar plate rupture -- Interdigital neuritis -- Hallux abductovalgus -- Hallux limitus and rigidus -- Heel pain -- Tibialis posterior tendinitis -- Lateral ankle sprain -- Anteromedial ankle impingement syndrome -- compartment syndromes of the leg -- Medial tibial stress syndrome -- Stress fractures -- Patellar tendinopathy -- Iliotibial band compression syndrome -- Medial knee pain -- Popliteus tendinitis -- Hamstring strains -- Piriformis syndrome -- Greater trochanteric pain syndrome -- Anterior hip and groin pain -- Low back disorders.
Summary In the course of a year, more than 1.9 million runners will fracture at least one bone and approximately 50% will suffer some form of overuse injury that prevents them from running. Despite the widespread prevalence of gait-related injuries, the majority of health care practitioners continue to rely on outdated and ineffective treatment protocols emphasizing passive interventions, such as anti-inflammatory medications and rest. With more than 1000 references and 530 illustrations, this text on human locomotion presents a logical approach to the examination, assessment, treatment, and prevention of gait-related injuries. Beginning with a complete review of the evolution of bipedality, this textbook goes on to describe the functional anatomy of each joint in the lower extremity, pelvis, and spine. This information is then related to normal and abnormal motions during the gait cycle, providing the most comprehensive description of human locomotion ever published. This book also discusses a wide range of conservative interventions, including a detailed guide to manual therapies, a complete review of every aspect of orthotic intervention, along with illustrated explanations of hundreds of rehabilitative stretches and exercises. The final chapter summarizes specific protocols for dozens of common gait-related injuries. -- from Publisher description
Subject Human locomotion.
Human locomotion -- Anatomy.
Gait disorders.
Gait disorders -- Diagnosis.
Gait disorders -- Treatment.
Leg -- Mechanical properties.
Gait in humans.
Orthopedic shoes.
Athletic shoes -- Health aspects.
Shoes -- History.
ISBN 9780615516455
OCLC number 779854545