Occupational Therapy / Physical Therapy / Therapeutic Recreation

  • Motion Analysis Lab

    The Motion Analysis Lab (MAL) uses special equipment to measure how a child uses his body to do different activities. This includes activities such as walking, running, and reaching. The lab can measure how a child moves, what muscles are used, and how much oxygen is used.

  • Motion Analysis Lab: Innovative Care for Movement Disorders

    The Motion Analysis Lab at Cincinnati Children's uses technology such as cameras and wireless sensors to record the way a child walks.
  • Why Choose Us?

    The MAL houses a state-of-the-art Raptor4 Motion Analysis System. Twelve high-speed video cameras record the motion of small markers attached to the patient’s body. Plates in the floor (similar to highly sensitive bathroom scales) measure the amount of force. A wireless EMG system gives information on muscle activity. A pressure platform is used to measure how weight is distributed on the foot during walking. Muscle strength and the amount of oxygen used can also be measured.

    The Motion Analysis Lab is staffed by a team which includes specialists from:

    • Biomedical engineering
    • Physical therapy
    • Occupational therapy
    • Orthopaedic surgery

    Who Can Benefit?

    Children with a variety of conditions affecting movement can benefit from this service. This can include diagnoses such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida.

    Location of Service

    The Motion Analysis Lab is available at the Cincinnati Children's Main (Burnet) Campus

 
  • Our Motion Analysis Lab is staffed by a team which includes specialists from Biomedical engineering, Physical therapy, Occupational therapy and Orthopaedic surgery.

    Our Motion Analysis Lab is staffed by a team which includes specialists from Biomedical engineering, Physical therapy, Occupational therapy and Orthopaedic surgery.

  • Our Treatments and Services

    We have a reputation for using the latest therapeutic approaches to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients. Our specialized programs range from aquatic therapy to vestibular rehabilitation.

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  • Contact US

    For more information about the Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy, call 513-636-4651 or email us at otpt@cchmc.org.

    To schedule an appointment with OT, PT, or the Motion Analysis Lab, call 513-636-4651 and select option 1.

    To talk with a Financial Services Representative, call 513-636-4651 and select option 2.