The Human Motion Analysis and Recovery Program at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center uses advanced technology to diagnose and treat patients with injuries and diseases that cause coordination, movement and walking disorders.

Each patient receives an individualized care plan. The primary focus of your treatment is to help you recover or improve physical capabilities so that you can move and function better in your everyday environment.

Our Patients

Many people affected by neurological and orthopedic conditions experience challenges related to locomotion, commonly referred to as walking or gait disorders. Patients often seek evaluation and treatment from our Human Motion Analysis and Recovery Program for movement assistance related to:

Why choose The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center? 

The ability to move within your environment is vital to health, wellness and independence. Here’s why people choose Ohio State for help with movement disorders:

Personalized Care: You will receive a personal evaluation that helps create an individualized care plan to meet your needs and lead you toward your health goals.

Accredited Care: We are proud that our Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs at Dodd Hall and our Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). 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.

Nation’s Best: Ohio State’s rehabilitation program consistently ranks among the best in the nation. As an academic medical center, Ohio State offers comprehensive medical expertise, the most advanced technologies and treatment techniques and innovative care backed by research knowledge. Our team includes biomechanical experts whose study of human motion helps improve patient outcomes and staff who contribute their knowledge to textbooks read by practitioners and students nationwide.

Unique Services: The Human Motion and Analysis Recovery Program is the only vocational-based program in central Ohio. Rehabilitation researchers and physicians at Ohio State 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 patients to participate in clinical research to test new treatments for walking difficulties.

Our Services

Our Services

The Human Motion Analysis and Recovery Program offers rehabilitation services after you have returned home from the hospital or another rehabilitation facility. These are known as outpatient services. These services help achieve your highest level of recovery.

Motion Analysis System

Our program uses advanced 3-D technology to record, in real time, your body in motion. This is done using eight high-speed cameras that record the positions of reflective markers attached to key locations on your body. Then, your movements are monitored and recorded simultaneously.

These images are used to diagnose and treat weaknesses or abnormalities. They can also detect any subtle movements that may be limiting your ability to function well. Based on your evaluation results, we prescribe a specific treatment plan for your recovery. Your personalized treatment plan may include physical therapy, exercise programs, specialized bracing or orthotics.

Treatment Plan

Your Treatment Plan

Your customized treatment plan starts with a team of specialists who may include:

  • Expert technicians such as biomechanists, biomechanical engineers or computer scientists
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians or physiatrists who specialize in helping people regain body functions lost due to medical conditions or injuries
  • Physical therapists who specialize in helping patients achieve maximum strength, balance and mobility




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