SIAMOC position paper on gait analysis in clinical practice

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, Valentina Camomilla, Isabella Campanini, Anna Castagna, Lorenzo Cavazzuti, Martina Del Maestro, Ugo Della Croce, Marco Gasperi, Tommaso Leo & 11 others Pia Marchi, Maurizio Petrarca, Luigi Piccinini, Marco Rabuffetti, Andrea Ravaschio, Zimi Sawacha, Fabiola Spolaor, Luigi Tesio, Giuseppe Vannozzi, Isabella Visintin, Maurizio Ferrarin

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Abstract

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 context 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 in three areas of interest: 1) General requirements and management, 2) Methodological and instrumental issues, and 3) Scientific evidence and clinical appropriateness. SIAMOC hopes that this document will contribute to improve clinical practice and help promoting further research in the field.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)252-260
Number of pages9
JournalGait and Posture
Volume58
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Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

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SIAMOC position paper on gait analysis in clinical practice. / Benedetti, Maria Grazia; Beghi, Ettore; De Tanti, Antonio; Cappozzo, Aurelio; Basaglia, Nino; Cutti, Andrea Giovanni; Cereatti, Andrea; Stagni, Rita; Verdini, Federica; Manca, Mario; Fantozzi, Silvia; Mazzà, Claudia; Camomilla, Valentina; Campanini, Isabella; Castagna, Anna; Cavazzuti, Lorenzo; Del Maestro, Martina; Croce, Ugo Della; Gasperi, Marco; Leo, Tommaso; Marchi, Pia; Petrarca, Maurizio; Piccinini, Luigi; Rabuffetti, Marco; Ravaschio, Andrea; Sawacha, Zimi; Spolaor, Fabiola; Tesio, Luigi; Vannozzi, Giuseppe; Visintin, Isabella; Ferrarin, Maurizio.

In: Gait and Posture, Vol. 58, 10.2017, p. 252-260.

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Benedetti, MG, Beghi, E, De Tanti, A, Cappozzo, A, Basaglia, N, Cutti, AG, Cereatti, A, Stagni, R, Verdini, F, Manca, M, Fantozzi, S, Mazzà, C, Camomilla, V, Campanini, I, Castagna, A, Cavazzuti, L, Del Maestro, M, Croce, UD, Gasperi, M, Leo, T, Marchi, P, Petrarca, M, Piccinini, L, Rabuffetti, M, Ravaschio, A, Sawacha, Z, Spolaor, F, Tesio, L, Vannozzi, G, Visintin, I & Ferrarin, M 2017, 'SIAMOC position paper on gait analysis in clinical practice', Gait and Posture, vol. 58, pp. 252-260. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.08.003
Benedetti, Maria Grazia ; Beghi, Ettore ; De Tanti, Antonio ; Cappozzo, Aurelio ; Basaglia, Nino ; Cutti, Andrea Giovanni ; Cereatti, Andrea ; Stagni, Rita ; Verdini, Federica ; Manca, Mario ; Fantozzi, Silvia ; Mazzà, Claudia ; Camomilla, Valentina ; Campanini, Isabella ; Castagna, Anna ; Cavazzuti, Lorenzo ; Del Maestro, Martina ; Croce, Ugo Della ; Gasperi, Marco ; Leo, Tommaso ; Marchi, Pia ; Petrarca, Maurizio ; Piccinini, Luigi ; Rabuffetti, Marco ; Ravaschio, Andrea ; Sawacha, Zimi ; Spolaor, Fabiola ; Tesio, Luigi ; Vannozzi, Giuseppe ; Visintin, Isabella ; Ferrarin, Maurizio. / SIAMOC position paper on gait analysis in clinical practice. In: Gait and Posture. 2017 ; Vol. 58. pp. 252-260.
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