Visualizing ground reaction force vectors (GRFV) to understand typical gait patterns

DURING LOADING RESPONSE

DURING MIDSTANCE

DURING TERMINAL STANCE

DURING PRESWING

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

This section's "stick figures" are adapted from Cerny, K. (1984). Pathomechanics of stance: Clinical concepts for analysis. Physical Therapy, 64,, 1851-1859. This valuable article systematically applies laboratory information on ground reaction forces to clinical situations.


Last updated 2-10-2006 Dave Thompson PT
This page appeared on 2-20-96 as one of the first parts of this web education project.