• Jesse Heaton

    Jesse Heaton

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    Doctor of Physical Therapy

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    I graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and am now in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program here at CSS. I played on the baseball team at CSS for four years. I was also a statistics tutor and currently work as personal care assistant in Duluth. I love the outdoors, hunting fishing, hiking, etc. While being at St. Scholastica I have noticed the “family” atmosphere and I am truly enjoying every second of it.

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Gait Analysis – Visual 3D

In our first year DPT course, Examination and Evaluation I, we have begun to look at gait (walking). We have been discussing the phases of gait and what is going on at each stage during the gait cycle.

Using the gait analysis videos taken during the summer semester, we have been assigned to assess a few of the phases. In the video below is my gait analysis using the Visual 3D software the College of St. Scholastica has put on each school computer. Our assignment had us measure, time, and evaluate my gait in the hallway to calculate my walking speed and step length. Next we had to pull up my gait analysis from the summer and compare the results from the hallway trials to the data on Visual 3D.

We also had to mark left and right toe off, as well as left and right heel strike in Visual 3D. You can see this data on the right in the video. The first graph is looking at right heel strike. The second is looking at right toe off. The third is looking at left heel strike, while the fourth is looking at left toe off. The final graph (5th) is looking at force distribution on the force plates (blue squares). The software creates a report containing R and L swing phases, stance phases, stride length, step length, etc. based on where we place the marker for each phase (heel strike and toe off) and we can then compare the data on the software to the data taken in the hallway. After all is said and done we can take a look at the numbers we calculated and compare them to normative values.

The cool thing about this assignment is that we can use it for analysis of patients to help them improve their gait patterns. It is always nice to be able to have such great resources and apply them to real world experiences!

Visual 3D Analysis

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