One of the few select clinical pediatric motion analysis labs in California, we offer patient-oriented care for children and adults with walking problems and other movement disorders.

Motion & Gait Analysis Laboratory

Founded in 1978, the Motion & Gait Analysis Laboratory is one of a few select clinical motion analysis labs in California. We work with children and adults with walking problems and other movement disorders. Our patients come from the Bay Area, the United States and around the world.

We provide advanced diagnostic evaluations of:

These evaluations include:

  • Electromyographic (EMG) measures of muscle activity during movement
  • 3-D kinematic measures of joint motion 
  • Kinetic measures of the forces that act across the joints during walking
  • Postural balance to see how much the body sways while standing still
  • Energy expenditure (amount of energy used) during walking

Motion Analysis Helps Guide Treatment Decisions

Gait and upper limb analyses are basic to the treatment of children and adults with orthopedic (bones and joints) and neuromuscular (nerve and muscle) disorders, such as cerebral palsy. The Motion & Gait Analysis Laboratory provides comprehensive patient reports for orthopedists, neurologists, physiatrists, pediatricians, podiatrists, physical therapists and other specialists.
We use state-of-the-art technology to identify movement problems and how severe they are. Motion analysis evaluations assist health care providers in making treatment decisions for medical treatments such as orthopedic surgery, physical therapy and orthotics.


Motion & Gait Analysis Laboratory Care Team