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Motion analysis center

Motion analysis center

The motion analysis center at Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington provides detailed motion assessments of patients performing different tasks (walking, reaching, breathing, etc.) and uses the information collected to help doctors develop care plans for each patient. Our interdisciplinary team includes orthopaedic surgeons, a bioengineer, a physical therapist, a kinesiologist and a technician. Since May 1995, our motion analysis center has evaluated more than 14,000 patients and performs approximately 1,200 examinations a year.


To develop, advance and provide relevant information pertaining to human motion in a family-centered environment as an interdisciplinary team utilizing state-of-the-art technology.

Purpose of the center

  • Analyze walking and functional motions of the upper extremities
  • Provide information to formulate care plans
  • Measure outcomes of care plans
  • Improve diagnosis and treatment schemes
  • Document patient progress
  • Perform research pertinent to motion analysis

Children with a variety of diagnoses are evaluated in the motion analysis center. These diagnoses include, but are not limited to cerebral palsy, brachial plexus injuries, myelomeningocele, limb deficiency, arthrogryposis, prosthetics, foot abnormalities and spine abnormalities. See a list of frequently asked questions about motion analysis.

The motion analysis center staff are involved in a variety of research related to improving the care provided to our patients. Read more about motion analysis center research.

Hallie being tested in motion analysis center