Motion & Gait Analysis Laboratory Information

The Motion & Gait Analysis Laboratory provides comprehensive patient gait analysis or upper limb analysis reports for orthopedists, neurologists, physiatrists, pediatricians, podiatrists, physical therapists and other specialists.

Download our Motion & Gait Analysis reference card.

How to Refer a Patient

Please complete the following steps to refer a patient to the Motion & Gait Analysis Laboratory:

  1. Complete a patient referral form:
  2. Include the patient’s most recent clinic note, including surgical history and any treatments under consideration. 

  3. Send the information to the referral center:
    • Fax: (650) 721-2884
    • Mail:
      Motion & Gait Analysis Laboratory
      Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
      321 Middlefield Road, Suite 130
      Menlo Park, CA 94025

After we receive the patient referral form, we will:

  1. Obtain pre-authorization for treatment from the insurance company or California Children’s Services, if needed
  2. Contact the patient to schedule an appointment


Communicating with Referring Health Care Providers

Once the patient has gone through an analysis, you will receive a:

  • Paper copy of the patient report, including:
    • Test results
    • Treatment recommendations

  • Please call the Medical Records Department at (650) 497-8079 if you:
    • Have not received your report with clinical recommendations
    • Would like to send the report to another healthcare provider
    • Want an electronic copy