our Christmas #facepalm of the day
These clients changed their gait habits with visual and verbal cues. We can only hope that for the rest of their lives they have this software and someone walking beside them to give them the visual and verbal cues for the rest of their lives so that they can continue to walk "normally" again, which is likely a compensation to their compensatory deficits (instead of earning the changes through championing their way through their deficits.)
Uggg. We have said this over and over again, and will say it again here.
You cannot make gait corrections based on "visual assessment and oral instructions" (as this paper mentions). This is borderline foolish. A person's gait has changed for a reason, they did not do it consciously. Thus, they should not lean towards a simple conscious correction. Their body made the adaptive changes one can see on gait evaluation because of an adaptive deficit, weakness, pain, compensatory motor strategy etc. There is a reason their gait has changed. Thus, the fix must come from addressing these causes, not merely from a visual cue or a verbal instruction. This is foolish. This is what is wrong with the gait assessment world. This is why you cannot and should not give corrective exercises from a gait analysis, not until you examine your client clinically for deficits, weakness, faulty motor patterns, sensory deficits, etc. This is just not prudent work without the clinical evaluation, hands on stuff, smart stuff.
These clients changed their gait habits with visual and verbal cues. We can only hope that for the rest of their lives they have this software and someone near by to give them the visual and verbal cues for the rest of their lives so that they can walk normally again (instead of earning the changes through championing their way through their deficits.)
#facepalm of the day
A gait retraining system using augmented-reality to modify footprint parameters: Effects on lower-limb sagittal-plane kinematics . Sami Bennour, Baptiste Ulrich, Thomas Legrand, Brigitte M. Jolles, Julien Favre