Motion analysis for adults with walking difficulties

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Motion Analysis and Recovery Laboratory is the only lab in central Ohio to offer motion analysis for adults with walking difficulties. Our Motion Analysis and Recovery Lab, one of the few nationally to offer clinical evaluations as well as to conduct research, analyzes the way human movement is coordinated in order to optimize rehabilitation for people with motion disorders.

Research produced by our lab enables rehabilitation clinicians to provide evidence-based care for a variety of patients, including individuals with movement difficulties related to cerebral palsy or partial paralysis due to stroke.

In addition, our clinical evaluations, available through this lab, enable clinicians to personalize treatment for individuals with movement disorders such as ALS, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injury and prosthetic needs, among others. To understand a person's walking pattern, biomechanists, engineers, physicians and rehabilitation therapists employ advanced technology to record and analyze the body's motion. With the aid of reflectors put on pivotal body locations, this team of experts is able to capture and analyze the patient's movements and the forces he or she exerts during walking and simulated work activities.