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Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City

1275 E. Fairfax Rd., Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Salt Lake City, UT


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Motion analysis center

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City is a pioneer in motion analysis technology and was among the first motion/gait centers in the nation. Established in 1996, our motion analysis program is 20 years strong. We are one of only 10 accredited clinical motion analysis centers in the United States and continue to be a leader in the field through research initiatives designed to improve motion analysis methods and explore the orthopaedic treatments offered.

Every child is an individual. Even though children may have shared diagnoses, everyone is different. That is why we create a custom plan for every child.

Cameras around the room track markers on the patient while he or she walks. This data is then run through a 3-D model in a computer to report movements and forces occurring in the body. Our specialists then use the data to strategically plan treatments and determine whether or not surgery is necessary. The data also provides a baseline from which we can compare future motion/gait results over time to determine whether the child is staying the same, improving or declining, to help determine treatment options.

Experienced professionals run the motion analysis center, including two orthopaedic surgeons, a Ph.D. biomechanical engineer, two physical therapists with doctorates in physical therapy and a coordinator.

What to expect and how to prepare for the motion/gait evaluation:

Please call 801-536-3801 with any questions.

Meet our motion analysis center leaders

Bruce MacWilliams, Ph.D.
Jacques D’Astous, M.D.
Alan K. Stotts, M.D.