ataxic gait an unsteady, uncoordinated walk, with a wide base and the feet thrown out, coming down first on the heel and then on the toes with a double tap. double-step gait a gait in which there is a noticeable difference in the length or timing of alternate steps.
Gait Abnormalities There are eight basic pathological gaits that can be attributed to neurological conditions: hemiplegic, spastic diplegic, neuropathic, myopathic, Parkinsonian, choreiform, ataxic (cerebellar) and sensory. Observation of these gait are an important aspect of diagnosis that may provide information about several musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.
- Definition, Types, Analysis & Abnormalities By the end of this lesson, students will be better able to define what gait is and how gait is analyzed by medical professionals. They'll also be able to describe four different types of abnormal gait and link gait abnormalities to physiologic dysfunction.