Project ID558
DescriptionBest Foot Forward: The science of how we walk (and run!). As a result of disease or accident, some people have difficulty in walking. Gait analysis is the scientific method used to analyse their walking but can be applied to everyone, not just those with walking difficulties. This presentation describes the gait analysis method, details the underpinning mechanisms of gait and applies them to areas of interest to U3A members. Applications include the benefits of walking; the effects of ageing; demands of uphill walking; the advantages of walking poles and the mechanisms of running.
TopicMedical and Health
TypeU3A-led research (not an SLP)
U3AKendal U3A
Year started2016
Source of referenceTalk given at the U3A Science Seminar, Harper Adams, 2016
OutputNone known
NotesWilling to give this talk to other U3As