Biomechanical Examination & Gait Analysis with Dr Tom Michaud
Since graduating from Western States Chiropractic College in the early ’80s, Dr Tom Michaud has published numerous book chapters and dozens of articles on subjects ranging from the biomechanics of the first ray and shoulder to the pathomechanics of vertebral artery dissection.
This course reviews the biomechanical examination necessary to perform a detailed gait analysis. Starting with measurement of the first ray and moving proximally to the hips, specific biomechanical measurements allow you to determine which movement patterns you should expect during subsequent gait analysis. After measuring strength, range of motion, and joint symmetry, you progress to gait analysis. The exact measurements necessary to create a proper treatment protocol are described, and information describing the camera set up, and specific angles are reviewed.
Identify structural problems capable of altering gait
Specific measurements proven to correlate to future injuries.
Incorporate novel measuring techniques, which can have a significant impact on gait.
- Identify structural problems capable of altering gait; e.g., anteverted hips and/or external tibial torsion.
- Take specific measurements, such as the hip external strength ratio, which is been proven to correlate to future injuries.
- Incorporate novel measuring techniques, such as hypermobility of the first ray and/or medial drift to the medial malleolus, which can have a significant impact on gait.