Take a look at this gal. Why does she have a cross over gait? note how much tibial varum she has (curvature of the tibial in the coronal plane) how much adduction of the right foot there is, potentially indicating a tight posterior compartment, or perhaps a loss of internal rotation of the right thigh the excessive posterior rotation of the left shoulder and upper body the subtle abduction of the right arm compared to the left the slight torso lean to the left The correct answer is we don’t know until we examine her. Maybe is is there out of necessity or perhaps it is a more efficient running style for her. Here are some points: Technical Issues with the crossover gait The cross over gait may be: a more efficient running style a potential pathologic musculoskeletal motor pattern better for long distance runners a challenge to balance because of a narrower base of support It may also be related to: a weak gluteus medius weak adductors excessive foot pronation lower extremity morpholgy (like tibial varum, forefoot varus) a weak vastus medialis a weak tibialis posterior and the list goes on Join us, tomorrow, Wednesday evening, 8pm EST, 7 CST, 6 MST, 5PCT for an hour of crossover gait on chirocredit.com or onlinece.com for Biomechanics 316. We look forward to seeing you there.. The Gait Guys: Shawn and Ivo

Take a look at this gal.

Why does she have a cross over gait?

  • note how much tibial varum she has (curvature of the tibial in the coronal plane)
  • how much adduction of the right foot there is, potentially indicating a tight posterior compartment, or perhaps a loss of internal rotation of the right thigh
  • the excessive posterior rotation of the left shoulder and upper body
  • the subtle abduction of the right arm compared to the left
  • the slight torso lean to the left

The correct answer is we don’t know until we examine her. Maybe is is there out of necessity or perhaps it is a more efficient running style for her. Here are some points:

Technical Issues with the crossover gait

The cross over gait may be:

  • a more efficient running style
  • a potential pathologic musculoskeletal motor pattern
  • better for long distance runners
  • a challenge to balance because of a narrower base of support

It may also be related to:

  • a weak gluteus medius
  • weak adductors
  • excessive foot pronation
  • lower extremity morpholgy (like tibial varum, forefoot varus)
  • a weak vastus medialis
  • a weak tibialis posterior
  • and the list goes on

Join us, tomorrow, Wednesday evening, 8pm EST, 7 CST, 6 MST, 5PCT for an hour of crossover gait on chirocredit.com or onlinece.com for Biomechanics 316. We look forward to seeing you there..

The Gait Guys: Shawn and Ivo