Children with complex gait abnormalities caused by neurologic conditions such as spina bifida and cerebral palsy may require orthotic or surgical interventions. Medical professionals need a detailed understanding of the impact of factors such as spasticity and body segment misalignment on a patient’s walking ability to make optimal treatment decisions.
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Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation’s Pediatric Gait Analysis Lab uses 3-D motion-capture technology and analytical software to provide this advanced information.
In this video, physiatrist Benjamin Katholi, MD, describes how the lab’s capabilities enhance patient evaluation and enable highly individualized treatment recommendations.