Child-friendly support for healthy movement

Motion Analysis

Our team of movement specialists has provided excellent care to children and adults with walking disorders and other movement problems since 1978. As we are one of only a few clinical motion analysis labs in California, our patients come from the Bay Area, the United States, and around the world. We are also the only clinical motion analysis center in the Bay Area to achieve full accreditation status from the Commission for Motion Laboratory Accreditation, demonstrating the highest level of clinical and technical skill in movement analysis.

We provide advanced diagnostic evaluations of walking disorders using gait analysis. These evaluations include:

  • Physical exam.
  • Video analysis.
  • 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.
  • Electromyographic (EMG) measures of muscle activity during movement.

Motion analysis helps guide treatment decisions

Gait and upper limb analyses are essential for determining optimal treatment of children and adults with orthopedic (bones and joints) and neuromuscular (nerve and muscle) disorders, such as cerebral palsy.

We use state-of-the-art technology to identify and assess movement problems. Motion analysis evaluations assist health care providers in making treatment decisions for medical treatments such as orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, and orthotics.

We provide comprehensive patient reports for referring providers, including:

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