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A 25-year-old female asked:

Is this the truth: everyone's anatomy is different, everyone's gait is different, there is no one "correct" gait?

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
Gait: Everyone has differences in there gait. Most are within 2 standard deviations of the mean and therefore considered "normal". The specific joint anatomy and alignment, muscular control, and determinants of gait all effect the kinetics and kinematics of gait. Again there is a wide range of what is effectively considered to be "normal" although they may be different. Watch world class 10k runners.
Dr. George Gantsoudes
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
No : There are standards that have been established. Normal is considered to be within two standard deviations of the mean, for the most part.

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