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Circumduction gait: Causes, muscle weakness, treatment
In circumduction gait, leg moves in a semicircular pattern and we can define circumduction gait as an abnormal gait in which a person in order to clear the ground lifts the leg and takes way form body and moves forward in a semicircular pattern. Before we move forward, it would be wise if we brush up normal gait pattern for better understanding. If you wish to go deeper into the normal gait pattern then visit this link. Extracting the main points out of it, a walking pattern consists of two phase: 1 Stance phase— During this phase, the leg remains in contact with the ground. It is during the swing phase, the hemiplegic circumduction gait is obvious. What is circumduction gait and its causes?
Classification[ edit ] Human gaits are classified in various ways. Every gait can be generally categorized as either natural one that humans use instinctively or trained a non-instinctive gait learned via training. Examples of the latter include hand walking and specialized gaits used in martial arts. Some researchers classify foot strike by the initial center of pressure; this is mostly applicable to shod running running while wearing shoes. Foot strike varies to some degree between strides, and between individuals.