Your team is made up of people from different specialties that include orthopedic surgeons, physiotherapists, and kinesiologists. We also work with orthotists if your child has leg braces.We:
- use high-tech motion analysis equipment, similar to equipment used to make video games, to helps us understand and resolve movement problems in your child
We create a report that goes to you, your family doctor, your referring physician and your child's physiotherapist. The report includes recommendations on how your community professionals can work with you and your child to help him or her improve.
Who Do We See?
Specialists refer children to our Gait Lab when they may require surgery, when they need bracing changes, or if they may need some other related kind of therapy. Most of the children that we see have cerebral palsy, spina bifida, or traumatic brain injury, and may or may not use braces or walkers.
The Shriners Gait Lab opened in 1996 and sees 250 children every year.