Through a partnership with Emory's Division of Physical Therapy, we provide motion analysis for young patients who need treatment for abnormal or difficult movement. Advanced computer and video technology helps our specialists identify and evaluate muscle activity and movement that can be difficult to see with the naked eye.
The information obtained from the motion analysis can help a patient's medical team form an appropriate treatment plan.
Conditions We Treat
Motion analysis can be used with patients who have a variety of conditions, including:
- Brain injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Complex movement disorders
- Spina bifida
What to Expect
The motion analysis lab has advanced video, motion capture and other monitoring equipment. It is staffed by a care team that includes a physical therapist and other specially trained professionals.
We take video of the patient walking to evaluate the smoothness of his movement. The lab's care team will look at several things, including:
- Range of motion
- Level of spasticity
- Motor control
With this technology, we can also illustrate a child's movement in a 3D model and monitor his muscle activity. This information is then reviewed by the care team and shared with the referring physician.