Rancho Gait

Gait analysis is the systematic study of locomotion/human motion, using the eye and the brain of observers, augmented by instrumentation for measuring body movements, body mechanics, and the activity of the muscles. Gait analysis is used to assess, plan, and treat individuals with conditions affecting their ability to walk.

The RanchoGait app provides instruction on how to critically observe and evaluate both normal and pathologic gaits during the phases of normal human walking. It is intended to be a useful tool for students and clinicians to learn and/or review the fundamental elements of Normal Gait in an interactive manner following the Problem-Solving Approach . For this, the app uses the Rancho Observational Gait Analysis System, a well-known method for teaching physical therapists and other health care professionals a systematic approach to first analyzing normal gait and subsequently pathologic gait.

The essential elements of Normal Gait, including Phases, Functional Tasks, Task Accomplishments, and Critical Events are available in the app. The interactive player lets you view the many video clips that describes the highlights and essential elements of the gait cycle and other sub-categories. The user can interact with the available choices for playing the phases and sub-categories of Normal Gait. The user becomes an active participant, forced to engage in critical thinking while learning the essential elements of Normal gait. The app is a stand-alone learning aid in itself and at the same time can be used as a supplement for demonstration during an ongoing lecture.

To use the RanchoGait app, the user simply taps on Normal Gait and the element of interest, including Gait Cycle, Phases, Functional Tasks, Critical Events, etc.

[gallery link="file" exclude="7398"] You can download the app here




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