[Clinical gait analysis: user guide]

Rev Med Suisse. 2015 Oct 14;11(490):1916-20.
[Article in French]


Clinical gait analysis has become an indispensable medical examination for the management of patients with complex gait disorders. As its name suggests, the purpose of this examination is to assess patients whilst they are walking in a laboratory setting. Measurements include: 3 dimensional joint motion, forces applied to joints, and electromyographic muscle activity. This quantitative data allows identification of walking deviations and to deduce the likely causes of these deviations thanks to the clinical data available for each patient.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Electromyography / methods
  • Gait / physiology*
  • Gait Disorders, Neurologic / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Walking / physiology*