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12:50 Apr 7, 2008
English to Spanish translations [PRO] Medical - Medical (general) / Physical therapy
English term or phrase:step-to gait
"xxx is able to ascend 2 flights of stairs with both hands on handrail using step-to gait"
I was able find out what a "swing-to" and "swing-through" gait are (at least a description in English) and I believe the difference lies in the placement of the feet after moving forward with crutches. However, in this case, we are talking about a patient who normally uses a posterior rollator and is learning to walk up the stairs.
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Explanation: Well, here is a description of what this involves:
Nearly 4 million Americans use a “walker”
to aid with ambulation. Four-wheeled (4W)
and two-wheeled (2W) walkers are pushed
from behind and involve a normal bipedal
(BP) walking pattern. In contrast, a four-
footed (4F) walker must be lifted completely
off the ground and requires a special type of
walking pattern (gait) referred to as “step-
to” (ST). ST walking requires the user to
step forward with one foot and then step-to
the same position with the other foot.
liz askew United Kingdom Local time: 06:55 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 689