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Musculoskeletal

Gait terminology (PTA - Irongirl)

QuestionAnswer
Base of Support Distance b/w Right/Left foot during progression of gait. NORMAL: 2-4 inches
Cadence # of steps a person will walk over a period of time. NORMAL: 110-120 steps per min.
Degree of toe out Line b/w center of heel and second toe. AVERAGE DEGREE OF TOE OUT = 7 degrees
Gait cycle Refers to motion that occurs from initial contact of heel to the next consecutive intial contact of same heel.
Pelvic Rotation Normal 8 degrees (4 degrees forward with the swing leg 4 degrees backwards with stance leg)
Step length Distance measured b/w right heel strike and left heel strike. AVERAGE step length is 13 - 16 inches
Stride Distance measured b/w right heel strike and the following right heel strike. AVERAGE stride length is 26 - 32 inches
Created by: irongirl on 2009-04-28



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