At the Gait & Motion Analysis Lab, we place electrodes and reflective markers on your child to measure their muscle activity and track the motion in different parts of their body. We use video cameras, computers and pressure plates to collect detailed information about your child’s gait and help us figure out what’s going on.
Our gait analysis experts work together to collect and interpret the data. Our team includes:
- A biomechanist (who runs the computer technology, collects the data, and processes it for the report)
- An orthopedic surgeon (who leads the team in understanding the data and recommending treatment options)
- A physical therapist (who supervises and guides your child through all of the testing procedures and helps educate your family)
The data we collect, along with a physical exam, can help us identify ways to improve your child’s ability to walk, step and run. That might include occupational therapy (OT), physical therapy (PT), medications, orthotics (inserts or braces), and/or surgery.