Gait Analysis Information for Referring Providers

We provide comprehensive patient gait analysis reports to a range of specialists, including:

  • Orthopedists
  • Neurologists
  • Physiatrists
  • Pediatricians
  • Podiatrists
  • Physical therapists

How to refer a patient

Please complete the following steps to refer a patient for gait analysis:

For internal referrals from Stanford Medicine Children’s Health:

  1. Complete a patient referral form.
  2. Include the patient’s most recent clinic note, including surgical history and any treatments under consideration.
  3. Fax the information to (650) 721-2884.

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.

For external referrals from outside organizations:

  1. Complete a patient referral form.
  2. Include:
    1. Insurance authorization (or state no authorization required for PPO plans) for CPT codes 96001, 96002, 96004, 95851 (2 units), 92548.
    2. Patient’s most recent clinic note, including surgical history and any treatments under consideration.
  3. Fax the information to (650) 721-2884.
  4. If you have questions, call the Referral Center at (800) 995-5724.

After we receive the patient referral form, we will:

  1. Contact the patient to schedule an appointment.
  2. If authorization is not included, the Referral Center will contact the referring provide to obtain authorization.

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 and 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.
  • Would like an electronic copy.

Research & Innovation

Scientific research helps us ensure that we give each patient the best possible care. The articles below illustrate research conducted in the Motion Analysis and Sports Performance Laboratory. Our research studies neuromuscular and musculoskeletal mechanisms underlying movement and gait deficits in children with cerebral palsy to better guide treatment decisions. We also examine neonatal brain microstructure in preterm infants in relation to later neurodevelopment and gait to better identify high-risk infants and guide early treatment. Copies of each article are available upon request.

Rose J, Katelyn Cahill-Rowley, Butler EE. Artificial Walking Technologies to improve gait in cerebral palsy: multichannel neuromuscular stimulation. Artificial Organs 2017 Nov;41(11). PMID: 29193255

Mooney J, Rose J. A scoping review of neuromuscular electrical stimulation to improve gait in cerebral palsy: the arc of progress and future strategies. Front Neurol. 2019 In Press.

Rose J, Haskell WL, Gamble JG, Hamilton R, Brown DA, Rinsky LA; Muscle pathology clinical measures of disability in children with cerebral palsy., J Orthop Res 1994 12:758-768 PMID: 7983551

Rose J, McGill KC; The motor unit in CP. Dev Med Child Neurol 1998 40:270-277 PMID: 9593500          

Rose J, McGill KC. Motor-unit activation in CP. Dev Med Child Neurol 2005 47:329-336 PMID: 15892375

Rha DW, Cahill-Rowley K, Young JL, Torburn L, Stephenson K, Rose J. Biomechanical and clinical correlates of swing-phase knee flexion in individuals with spastic cerebral palsy who walk with flexed-knee gait. Arch Phys Med Rehab 2014 Oct 31 [epub ahead of print] PMID: 25450128

Rha DW. Cahill-Rowley K, Young JL, Torburn L, Stephenson K, Rose J. Biomechanical and clinical correlates of stance-phase knee flexion in CP Physical Med Rehabil 2016 Jan;8(1):11-8 PMID: 26079863

Butler EE, Steele KM, Torburn L, Gamble JG, Rose J. Clinical motion analysis over eight consecutive years in a child with crouch gait: a case report. J Med Case Rep, 2016 June 15;10;157 PMID: 27301473

Cahill-Rowley K, Rose J. Toddle Temporal-spatial Deviation Index: Assessment of pediatric gait. Gait Posture, 2016 Jun 49:226-231[Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27454230  

Rose J. Neuromuscular correlates of motor function in cerebral palsy: towards targeted treatment. Dev Med Child Neurol 2019 Jan; 61(1):7-8epub ahead of print 2018 Oct 7 PMID: 30294935

Rose J, Martin J, Torburn L, Rinsky LA, Gamble JG; EMG differentiation of CP and idiopathic toe-walking: co-activation of quadriceps & plantar flexors. J Pediatr Orthop 1999 19(5):1-6 PMID:10488875

Policy JF, Torburn L, Rinsky LA, Rose J; Dynamic and static EMG: A comparison of mild diplegic cerebral palsy and idiopathic toe walking. J Pediatr Orthop 2001 21(6):784-789 PMID: 11675555

Rose J. Selective Motor Control in CP. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2009, 51(8):578-9. PMID:19627331 

Cahill-Rowley K, Rose J, Etiology of impaired selective motor control: emerging evidence implications for treatment in cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol, 2014 Jun;56(6):522-8. PMID: 24359183

Zhou J, Lowe E, Cahill-Rowley K, Mahtani G, Young J, Rose J. Influence of impaired selective motor control on gait in children with cerebral palsy. J Child Orthop. 2019 Feb 1; 13(1):73-81. PMID: 30838079

Zhou JY, Zhang K, Cahill-Rowley K, Lowe E, Rose J. The Pediatric Temporal-spatial Deviation Index: quantifying gait impairment for children with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2019 June 17. PMID: 31206183

Rose J, Medeiros JM, Parker R; Energy cost index: An estimate of energy expenditure in children with CP during assisted ambulation. Dev Med Child Neurol 1985 27:485-490. PMID: 4029518

Rose J, Gamble JG, Medeiros JM, Burgos T, Haskell WL; Energy cost of walking in cerebral palsy: comparison of heart rate & oxygen uptake. J Pediatr Orthop 1989 9:276-279. PMID: 2723046

Rose J, Gamble JG, Burgos T. Medeiros J, Haskell W; Energy expenditure index of walking based on oxygen uptake & heart rate in CP. Dev Med Child Neurol 1990 32:333-40. PMID: 2332124

Rose J, Gamble JG, Lee J, Lee R, Haskell WL; Energy expenditure index: a method to quantitate walking energy expenditure for children and adolescents. J Pediatr Orthop1991 11:571-78. PMID: 1918341

Rose J, Haskell WL, Gamble JG; A comparison of oxygen pulse and respiratory exchange ratio in cerebral palsied and non-disabled children., Arch Phys Med Rehab 1993 74:702-705 PMID: 8328890

Wolff DR, Rose J, Jones VK, Bloch DA, Ohlert J, Gamble JG; Postural balance measurements for children and adolescents. J Orthop Res 1998 16:271-275. PMID: 9621902

Rose J, Wolff D, Jones V, Bloch DA, Ohlert J, Gamble JG. Postural balance in children with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol 2001 144:58-63. PMID: 11811652

Sullivan EV, Rose J, Rohlfing T, Pfefferbaum A. Postural sway reduction in aging: Relation to brain structure, cognitive status & stabilizing factors. Neurobiol Aging 2009 30(5):793-807 PMID: 17920729

Sullivan EV, Rose J, Pfefferbaum A. Physiological and focal cerebellar substrates of abnormal postural sway and tremor in alcoholic women. Biol Psychiatry 2010 Jan 1;67(1