NC233 Introduction to Clinical Gait Analysis

Date 12 June 2017

Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Wolfson Centre, 106 Rottenrow East, Glasgow G4 0NW

Fee £100/day

Course content

This two day course will cover the practical and theoretical components of clinical gait analysis.  It will include a revision of the gait cycle, the mechanics of gait (joint angles, movements and powers), a discussion on the theories of gait (why we walk the way we do) and an introduction to gait abnormalities.  We will spend time in the gait lab looking at different methods of measuring gait.  This will include simple methods such as video analysis as well as high-tech systems.  We will also look at new technologies and explore new ways to provide feedback for gait training. 
There is NO EXPECTATION of existing knowledge of biomechanics or gait analysis.
The course will be delivered over two days but you can choose to attend one or both.

Day 1 Monday 12th June

“Introduction to Gait Analysis” will cover the fundamental mechanics of gait including the gait cycle, motor control theories of gait, gait abnormalities and a chance to look at case studies using simple assessment methods.


Day 2 (Date to be advised)

“Instrumented Gait Analysis” will cover 3D systems (cameras and body sensor systems), electromyography, using technology to re-educate gait and a chance to look at more complex case studies.


For more information please contact the course organiser Dr Andy Kerr (email:

Intended audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Orthotists, Prosthetists, Sports Therapists involved in the assessment and/or re-education of gait.

Book your place

Financial Assistance for Orthotic Personnel: Orthotic personnel are reminded that they may apply for financial assistance from the Orthotic Education and Training Trust. For information contact BAPO Secretariat, Sir James Clark Building, Abbey Mill Business Centre, Paisley, PA1 1TJ. Tel: 0141 561 7217. Fax: 0141 561 7218.

All short courses will run subject to demand. Please delay making your travel arrangements and booking accommodation until you receive confirmation that the course will run.