Center for Motion Analysis
Motion abnormalities include complex alterations imposed by the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems, as well as secondary adaptations that the patient makes in order to function. Identification of these patterns is extremely difficult, even for the trained clinician.
About the Lab
Research applications include studies of surgical interventions, orthotic and prosthetic treatments, and therapy upon upper and lower extremity motion and control.
Motion analysis provides a frame-by-frame analysis of the three-dimensional joint motion, limb kinematics, kinetics, and muscular activity. While changes from activity patterns of age-matched normals are used to formulate a clinical treatment plan, research studies of pathological motion and muscular control patterns are designed to increase our understanding and ultimately our ability to improve future diagnosis, treatment and injury prevention.