Kinetic analyses of gait

concern the forces that produce movement:

·         Gravity

·         Inertia

·         Joint reaction

·         Ground reaction

·         Muscles and other joint structures

Tools of kinetic analysis

·         force plate

·         electromyography (EMG)

Definitions of terms related to kinetic analysis

Visualizing ground reaction forces to understand typical gait patterns

Using kinetic analysis to state possible reasons for common gait deficits

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