Gait Analysis 201C
It is important that the student has a baseline of computer skills that include the ability to cut and paste prior to beginning this set of CE lectures. Both Canine and Equine versions of 201 may be taken as the information in each is new. The courses start with a basic look at what we are asking the animals to do. Different jobs (events) require we know what kind of things we can measure to see if there is an acceptable improvement. There is a short segment on the terminology used in the video industry and how it relates to what we are do with quadrupedal video Gait Analysis. The student will then download the program Sports Motion (see below). Dr. Ormston will demonstrate how to use the program to analyze different gaits in the dog or horse. The student will save examples of their work and send it via email for grading.
Sports Motion Gait Analysis Simplified
Sports Motion knows that professionals, whether in sports or healthcare, demand that new tools become productive quickly without long learning curves and without sacrificing features. That’s exactly how they’ve designed the Sports Motion product line. All systems incorporate features like speedkeys, color-coded keyboards and hand-held remote controls. Their systems are used by professionals ranging from high school coaches and golf pros to professional teams like the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox. They also provide motion analysis systems for medical, physical therapy, research institutions and animal facilities. Their systems have been installed at medical and research centers such as the Mayo Clinic, Hanover Hospitals and United Hospital Systems where the technology is proving to be invaluable for injury rehabilitation, motion research and gait analysis.
- Lectures 4
- Quizzes 4
- Duration 10 hours
- Skill level Completion of GA101
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self
I liked the integration between video lecture and handouts. It was very valuable to be able to watch videos of animals to SEE examples of material being discussed…
The module "What's My Job" was fascinating. I had no idea that some of these sports/activities existed for dogs. The course forced me to use the ProTrainer software which is a great way to learn how to use it versus passively listening or reading about using the software. The material made me aware that I need to be better at visualizing the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system when looking an individual dog and noticing the joint angles, noticing pelvic and thoracic angles, noticing whether one carpus sinks lower than the other when weight bearing. I need to notice details like whether a dog holds a ball square in his mouth versus off to the side, whether he takes off pushing evenly with both hind legs versus pushing off unevenly with the hind legs. I did not know that dentistry played a role in locomotion…