How do you ensure that staff going on maternity or paternity leave do not get deskilled during their period away from gait analysis?
Here’s an idea to provide a regular knowledge update. The Verne mobile consists of 6 fully articulated Verne‘s allowing the user to set them in any desired pose. They are arranged in a circle to reinforce the importance of cyclic movement patterns. Comes complete with a customised worksheet* of cyclic gait patterns for the user to re-create. Choose three from the following list to suit any laboratory or clinic:
- normal walking at a range of different speeds (based on Schwartz et al. 2008, see video above)
- stair ascent and descent (Andriacchi, 1980)
- backward walking (on land, Grasso et al.
- with empty and full bladder (females only, Booth et al. 2012)
- through pregnancy and after (Branco et al. 2016)
- running and sprinting (Novacheck 1998, see video below)
- running on treadmill and overground (Rozumalski et al., 2015)
- diplegic CP gait (mild, true equinus, jump knee, apparent equinus and crouch, Rodda et al., 2004),
- hemiplegic CP gait (Groups I, II, III and IV, Winters et al., 1987)
- amputee gait (trans-tibial, Winter and Sienko, 1988, and trans-femoral, Segal et al., 2006)
Made in attractive colours to blend in with the decor of any nursery.
Congratulations Julie on the birth of William
* it doesn’t really – this bit’s a joke – but I was fascinated at the wide variety of gait patterns that we now have some form of kinematic data for (the mobile is real though!).