SIAMOC position paper on gait analysis in clinical practice: General requirements, methods and appropriateness. Results of an Italian consensus conference

Maria Grazia Benedetti, Ettore Beghi, Antonio De Tanti, Aurelio Cappozzo, Nino Basaglia, Andrea Giovanni Cutti, Andrea Cereatti, Rita Stagni, Federica Verdini, Mario Manca, Silvia Fantozzi, Claudia Mazzà (+19 others)
2017 Gait & Posture  
A B S T R A C T Gait analysis is recognized as a useful assessment tool in the field of human movement research. However, doubts remain on its real effectiveness as a clinical tool, i.e. on its capability to change the diagnostic-therapeutic practice. In particular, the conditions in which evidence of a favorable cost-benefit ratio is found and the methodology for properly conducting and interpreting the exam are not identified clearly. To provide guidelines for the use of Gait Analysis in the
more » ... ontext of rehabilitation medicine, SIAMOC (the Italian Society of Clinical Movement Analysis) promoted a National Consensus Conference which was held in Bologna on September 14th, 2013. The resulting recommendations were the result of a three-stage process entailing i) the preparation of working documents on specific open issues, ii) the holding of the consensus meeting, and iii) the drafting of consensus statements by an external Jury. The statements were formulated based on scientific evidence or experts' opinion, when the quality/quantity of the relevant literature was deemed insufficient. The aim of this work is to disseminate the consensus statements. These are divided into 13 questions grouped http://dx.
doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.08.003 pmid:28825997 fatcat:zhf3ae3mczfwpiwazh3iqfmqb4