Journal article

The developmental dynamics of gait maturation with a focus on spatiotemporal measures

CM Kraan, AHJ Tan, KM Cornish

GAIT & POSTURE | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Gait analysis is recognised as a powerful clinical tool for studying relationships between motor control and brain function. By drawing on the literature investigating gait in individuals with neurological disorders, this review provides insight into the neural processes that contribute to and regulate specific spatiotemporal sub-components of gait and how they may mature across early to late childhood. This review also discusses the roles of changing anthropomorphic characteristics, and maturing sensory and higher-order cognitive processes in differentiating the developmental trajectories of the sub-components of gait. Importantly, although studies have shown that cognitive-gait interferenc..

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