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dc.contributor.authorMock, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorSweeting, Kenten_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T21:16:23Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T21:16:23Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2008-04-23T11:03:02Z
dc.identifier.issn03008495en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/17026
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: A basic analysis of a patient's gait and posture provides information about the body and the capability of the musculoskeletal system to adjust to physical stressors. An understanding of normal gait and posture is essential for identifying and treating musculoskeletal pain. OBJECTIVE: This article discusses normal gait and how to assess gait. It also outlines common musculoskeletal conditions and their association with abnormal gait and posture. General practitioners can detect faulty postural syndromes and abnormal gait by visual scanning and awareness of pain referral patterns. DISCUSSION: Awareness of pain that can arise from faulty gait and posture will assist GPs to shift their focus away from structural diagnoses and unhelpful radiological investigations. The GP can become an effective facilitator of the prevention and rehabilitation of pain problems where abnormal gait and posture are found to be a main contributing factor. [References: 24]en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoyal Australian College of General Practitionersen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.racgp.org.au/afpen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom398en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto405en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue6en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Family Physicianen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume36en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321017en_US
dc.titleGait and posture: Assessment in general practiceen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Medicineen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2007 Australian Family Physician. Reproduced with permission. Permission to reproduce must be sought from the publisher, The Royal Australian College of General Practitionersen_AU
gro.date.issued2007
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