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.