Flashcards in Gait Pathology Deck (12)
Does the gluteus medius activate during stance phase or swing phase?
If someone presents with genu recurvatum, do you expect the quads or the hamstrings to be weak?
Hamstring weakness and spastic quads
What requires more energy - using crutches or walking with a prosthetic?
Walking with crutches
If a patient has quadratus lumborum shortening on one side, what gait pathology do you expect?
If someone presents with excessive foot supination, do you suspect forefoot valgus or varus? Pes cavus or planus? What about excessive foot pronation?
Supination = forefoot valgus, pes cavus
Pronation = forefoot varus, pes planus
Uncompensated vs compensated trendelenburg
Uncompensated = contralateral pelvic drop
Compensated = swinging of the hip with lateral lean to compensate for hip drop
If a patient has plantar flexor spasticity/Achilles tendon contracture, what gait pathology do you expect?
Genu recurvatum and a bouncing step
What is a cause of waddling gait
Bilateral gluteus medius weakness
What part of the gait cycle is the gluteus maximus active
Heel strike/initial contact
If someone has a long a limb or a stiff knee, what 2 gait pathologies can you expect?
Circumduction or hip hiking
If you stand on the right leg and the left pelvis drops, which is the side of dysfunction?
Right gluteus medius weakness