Corrective Movement Strategy for Improving Gait, Part I: The Basics

by Evan Osar, D.C. |   Date Released : 16 Aug 2011
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Evan Osar, D.C.

About the author: Evan Osar, D.C.

Dr. Evan Osar is the developer of the Integrative Movement Specialist™ certification designed specifically to aid the fitness professional establish themselves as an invaluable part of their client’s health care team. In addition to his chiropractic degree, Dr. Osar has earned national certifications through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and The Soma Institute – National School for Clinical Massage Therapy.

He is the founder of Fitness Education Seminars, DBA: The Institute for Integrative Health and Fitness Education, an education company with the mission of helping trainers and therapist recognize their role as a part of the solution to the health care crisis. An internationally renowned speaker, Dr. Osar presents for several national and international organizations including American Council on Exercise, Club Industry, SCW ECA 360, IDEA, NSCA, Perform Better, Medical Fitness Association, Asia Fit, FILEX, AECC, British Chiropractic Association and Norwegian Chiropractic Association.

He specializes in bringing advanced training and rehabilitation strategies to the fitness and bodywork professional that works with the pre and post-rehabilitation and general population client. Additionally, he has developed over a dozen resources including courses, manuals, and DVD’s to support the educational needs of the next generation of health care professional. His mission is to help fitness professionals think bigger about their role in the lives of their clients.

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Woodard, Matt | 23 Feb 2012, 21:08 PM

This was clear and concise information, thank you. Great work! I am looking forward to reading part 2. I am hoping you will apply the assessments to the "why" we are created this way.

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Sinitiere, Nick | 18 Aug 2011, 16:26 PM

Evan (and Steven), Excellent article, you guys do an excellent job of clearly and concisely packaging gait biomechanics. One thing I would have liked to see you guys touch on (and this may be a naive statement as you may cover this in subsequent parts to this article) is WHY exactly do we move the way that we move. In my opinion, the most effecient and beneficial way to look at biomechanics is from a developmental perspective. Why did we evolve to move the way that we did? What particular movements or phases of our gait pattern are most important for survival and procreation, as these are the driving forces of natural selection. They may not be as important in our current environment for literal survival, but as far as the body is concerned, they are indeed. Again, great article, I really loved it...looking forward to the next installment.

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