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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Top 100 Biomechanical Guidelines #27: Understand Dominance in Gait

See the Limb Dominance to the Left

When you watch someone walk or run, if they have a tendency to spend more time on one side vs another, that is called "Limb Dominance". It is a key observation in gait, and may indicate a treatable short leg syndrome, that is causing symptoms.

Several key points about Limb Dominance:
  1. 80% of adults lean to the long side
  2. 50% of children lean to the long side

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