Providing treatment for coordination, movement and walking disorders
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Human Motion Analysis and Recovery Program uses advanced technology to treat patients with injuries and diseases that cause coordination, movement and walking disorders. Our primary focus to help restore your physical capabilities so you can function well in your everyday life.
For many people affected by neurological and orthopedic problems, the restoration of locomotion (walking or gait) is a major challenge. Patients evaluated by our Human Motion Analysis and Recovery Program include those with:
- Cerebral palsy, a group of chronic conditions affecting body movement and muscle coordination
- Conversion reaction, a mental disorder that causes symptoms such as blindness, memory loss and paralysis that have no discernible physical cause but for which there is evidence of a psychological conflict
- Muscular dystrophy, disorders of muscle weakness
- Neuropathy, disease or injury affecting nerves or nerve cells
- Neurological damage from severe trauma and fractures, break in a bone
- Parkinson’s disease, a disorder of the brain that leads to shaking and difficulty with walking, movement and coordination
- Spinal cord injuries
- Stroke, blocked or bleeding blood vessel in the brain
- Traumatic brain injury
Why choose The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center?
There are many important reasons to choose our programs and services:
- The Human Motion and Analysis Recovery Program is the only vocational-based program in central Ohio
- Rehabilitation researchers and physicians at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center were the first in central Ohio, and one of only a few regionally, to incorporate the use of 3-D computer graphics to analyze the coordination of human movement to improve treatment for our patients
- Our motion analysis system allows us to participate in clinical research to test new treatments for walking problems
- Our team includes biomechanical experts who study the motion of the body and use this research to improve patient outcomes
- In addition to providing expertise for this program, our director is a contributing textbook author on the subject of walking mechanics. Rehabilitation students and practitioners around the world read these textbooks.
- We are proud that the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accredits our Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs at Dodd Hall and our Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs. CARF recognized our programs as meeting the highest standards in quality, safety and outcome measures, which provide risk-reduction and accountability in our patient care.
- The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's rehabilitation program has consistently ranked among the best in the nation
- Since Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center is an academic medical center, you benefit from innovative research, a depth of medical expertise and the newest technologies and treatment techniques available