top of page

Introduction to Gait Analysis.

A series of lectures that examines how the quadruped moves at different gaits. It examines how the leg bone is connected to the head bone and everything in between. The student gains an appreciation for how it requires every bone, ligament, tendon, muscle and joint to take 1 step. This explains how important it is to understand compensations and primary lesions. It will help the attendee illustrate the necessity of chiropractic care in the quadruped patient.  This class is included 


Certificate: AVCA & IVCA

Duration: 4.0 hours

Assessments: Yes

Skill Level: DC or DVM

Lectures: 6

Quizzes: 3

Language: English

Introduction to Gait Analysis

  • Introduction to Gait Analysis

    Gait Analysis parts 1 through 6 are individual courses taught by Dr. Ormston that progressively take the student from seeing the biomechanics as a complex system of motion to seeing the individual elements of gait that make it possible to be able to access animals in motion.  Dr. O explains that being able to identify the organization of biomechanics of movement in animals are important for the animal chiropractor to be able to diagnose and successfully treat the patient.  Since normal movement of the animal is what we strive for as animal chiropractors, understanding step by step the process of identifying what we see in normal animal movement and what constitutes abnormal animal movement is essential.  Evaluating the animal moving is far more important than examining the animal at rest in this discipline.  Gait analysis allows the animal chiropractor to begin to understand the means by which gravity interacts with various species, various disciplines of athletics, and different jobs of animal patients.  This allows the animal chiropractor to become more effective at communicating with clients about their animals.

bottom of page