gait

My First eBook

As promised, here is eBook #1. This one has to do with all things gait. Everything I’ve talked about on this blog regarding issues with walking are in this book – and exercises that may help to make it better.Hopefully,… Read More ›

Circumduction

I was walking behind someone in a coffee shop today who displayed a telltale sign that he had either a stroke or another neurological injury affecting the legs. Or just one leg. What I saw was that when this guy… Read More ›

Heel Raises (calf raises)

I tried to explain to someone the importance of this exercise and strengthening this muscle. This will strengthen the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles, the calf muscles.  These muscles, when contracted, will plantarflex the foot(point the toes).  So when you do… Read More ›

Trendelenburg Gait

It’s also called lurch gait.  This gait pattern I bet is really, really common in stroke survivors.  Trendelenburg gait happens when one side of the body has really weak hip abductor muscles. This is what happens……when you’re walking…let’s use the… Read More ›

Gastroc/Soleus Complex

A lot of my posts recently have been really orthopedic because of my job.  I’m seeing all these words that I didn’t use for 3 years and it’s triggering ideas for blog posts. Your calf muscle.  Your calf muscle is… Read More ›