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what is the definition or description of: gait?

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Dr. John Manzella
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 47 years experience
Upright Motion: Gait is the way locomotion is achieved using our limbs. Gait is defined as "bipedal, biphasic forward propulsion of center of gravity of human body, in which there is alternate movements of different segments of the body" . Different gaits are characterized by differences in limb movement patterns, overall velocity, forces, kinetic and potential movement.

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Can gait still improved at the age of 21?

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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 23 years experience
In general...yes: If you have inefficient biomechanics, your gait can be improved by modalities like physical therapy and orthotics. Your gait is a complex series of coordinated muscle movement and can be influenced by age, structure, muscle control, etc. And affected by functioning body systems (i.e. Nervous system, circulation, musculoskeletal system, etc.). Kind of a tough question without a physical exam.

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