A protective gait pattern where the involved step length is decreased in order to avoid weight bearing on the involved side usually secondary to pain.
A gait pattern characterized by staggering and unsteadiness. There is usually a wide base of support and movements are exaggerated.
A staggering gait pattern seen in cerebellar disease.
A gait pattern characterized by a circular motion to advance the leg during swing phase; this may be used to compensate for insufficient hip or knee flexion or dorsiflexion.
A gait pattern in which alternate steps are of a different length or at a different rate.
A gait pattern characterized by hi steps; usually involves excessive activity of the gastronemius.
A gait pattern where a patient walks on toes as though pushed. It starts slowly, increases, and may continue until the patient grasps an object in order to stop.
A gait pattern in which patients abduct the paralyzed limb, swing it around, and bring it forward so the foot comes to the ground in front of them.
A gait pattern marked by increased forward flexion of the trunk and knees; gait is shuffling with quick and small steps; festinating may occur.
A gait pattern in which the legs cross midline upon advancement.
A gait pattern in which the feet and toes are lifted through hip and knee flexion to excessive heights; usually secondary to dorsiflexor weakness. The foot will slap at initial contact with the ground secondary to the decreased control.
A high stepping ataxic gait pattern in which the feet slap the ground.
A gait pattern that denotes glute medius weakness; excessive lateral trunk flexion and weight shifting over the stance leg.
A gait pattern where the swing leg advances by compensating through the combination of elevation of the pelvis and plantar flexion of the stance leg.