This is the second in a multi part series. If you missed part 1, click here.

here it’s quick review of gait cycle…There are two phases of gait: stance phase and swing phase.

Stance phase consists of:

Heel strike

Foot flat (Loading response)

Terminal stancephase


Swing phase:

initial (early) swing
mid swing
terminal (late) swing

Today we explore what’s happening during foot flat (Loading Response): 

we remember that foot flat  Loading response occurs when there is weight bearing on the loaded extremity from heel strike. This continues until the opposite foot is lifted for swing.

what is happening here at the major anatomical areas:

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