Clinical Gait Analysis (SPE340)

Work-based learning outcomes

  1. Undertake clinical interviews with patients as part of CGA
  2. Conduct physical/clinical examinations of patients
  3. Collect and process clinical gait data for a range of clinical presentations
  4. Interpret and report on the results from 1–3, above, demonstrating an understanding of the limitations of the techniques used
  5. Undertake system preparation, including calibration and quality assurance checks, as appropriate for use
Number Work-based learning outcome Title Knowledge
1 1

Under supervision and according to local protocols, conduct a clinical interview with a patient and/or their guardians/carers

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2 2

Under supervision, perform a physical/clinical assessment and compare your data with local or published reference ranges

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3 3

Interpret and report the results of the clinical assessment

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4 3

Place markers on patients in the correct positions according to local protocols/national  guidelines

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5 3

Conduct  Electromyography (EMG) examination relevant to a biomechanical assessment

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6 3

Collect kinematic, kinetic and other data from patients with movement disorders Use complementary clinical methods to further detail the mechanical impairments and functional deficits of these patients

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7 3

Process kinematic, kinetic and other data, identifying and appropriately managing/removing  artefacts

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8 4

Prepare and present a report for the clinical team, summarising findings and interpretation of the data, using alternative presentations of the data to emphasise particular findings

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9 5

Perform system checks and calibration tests on a number of pieces of equipment in the laboratory

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10 5

Perform task-specific risk assessments

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11 5

Compare the standard biomechanical model used locally to alternative models by considering and evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of each

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You must complete
4 Case-based discussion(s)
3 of the following DOPS / OCEs
Assessment Title Type
Perform system tests and QA checks on the laboratory equipment. DOPS
Prepare and calibrate the laboratory and its equipment, ready for clinical data collection. DOPS
Analyse and interpret the data/information obtained from the history and physical assessment, and compare your data to local or published reference ranges. DOPS
Process and report data and appropriately manage/remove artefacts DOPS
Interpret the data obtained and complete a clinical report appropriate to a multi-disciplinary audience. DOPS
Complete a risk assessment relevant to the modality and produce an action plan to manage the risk. DOPS
Review the information contained in the referral to determine the reason for referral, clarify this with the patient and identify their personal aims/objectives OCE
Gain consent from a patient for the assessment; explain to the patient the steps to be taken during the assessment. OCE
Take a patient history relevant to the modality OCE
Carry out a physical assessment of a patient, following SOPs, to inform the assessment. OCE
Place markers on patients in the correct positions according to the laboratory's SOP OCE
Collect gait data, as relevant to the referral and the patient's abilities and physical limitations. OCE
Lead or take an active role in a multi- disciplinary case conference, leading to recommendations for future treatments; understand this in the wider clinical setting. OCE
Explain the relevant and critical findings of the assessment to the patient, related to the reason for referral and the patient aims OCE