■ This app is based on the Rancho Observational Gait Analysis System, a well-known method for teaching physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, students, and other health care professionals a systematic approach to first analyzing normal gait and pathologic gait.
■ The RanchoGait app is the first of a series of modules to provide instruction on how to evaluate both normal and pathologic gait with the final app in the series aimed at prescription of lower extremity orthoses which was developed at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center for individuals with neurologic impairments.
■ The first module in the series for RanchoGait app is intended to be a useful tool for students and clinicians to learn and/or review the fundamental elements of Normal Gait and the Problem-Solving Approach in an interactive manner. The second app is intended to be a useful tool for students and clinicians to learn and/or review the critical elements of Pathologic Gait. The last two modules integrated the Rancho R.O.A.D.M.A.P. and MOPS brace adjustment module to the existing Rancho Gait App. User can access the Modules through In-app purchase.
■ The RanchoGait app allows the user to be an active participant in learning the essential elements of Normal and Pathologic Gait and engages critical thinking in the learning process.
■ The RanchoGait app can be used as a stand-alone learning aid or in conjunction with an in-person course as a supplement to principles presented in a lecture-based format. It can also be used in conjunction with the process of orthotic prescription.
■ The RanchoGait app contains the highlights and essential elements of Normal Gait, including Phases, Functional Tasks, Task Accomplishments, and Critical Events.
■ User Manual - To use the RanchoGait app, the user simply taps on module menu items and the element of interest, including Gait Cycle, Phases, Functional Tasks, Critical Events, etc. An interactive player allows the user to view a video clip that describes the highlights and essential elements of the gait cycle and other sub-categories. The user can interact with the available choices for playing the phases and sub-categories of Normal Gait. In the R.O.A.D.M.A.P. module, the user interact with the available choices for identifying the most appropriate type and setting of lower extremity brace. In the Brace module, the user can interact with the available choices for selecting the proper steps for setting the highly adjustable lower extremity orthosis called MOPS Brace.