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Motion Analysis Center Educational Opportunities

Gait Analysis Clinical In-Services

The Motion Analysis Center staff educates Grand Rapids and Michigan physicians and other clinicians through in-service lectures, mailings, and in-lab presentations.

If you would like an in-service on gait analyses, information by mailing, or would like to visit the lab, please contact us at 616.493.9833 or via email at gaitlab@maryfreebed.com.

Below is a list of some of the gait analysis in-service topics we have covered:

  • Pre- and Post-Operative Gait Analysis for Diplegic Cerebral Palsy
  • The Application of Computerized Gait Analysis for Clinical Decisions
  • Quantitative Gait Analysis (a two-hour lecture and discussion - appropriate for medical students, physical therapy students, and other groups interested in learning about what data is collected, as well as how and why the data is collected)
  • Cost/Benefit of Biomechanical Gait Analysis
  • Prosthetic Foot Habituation Time of a Subject with Unilateral Fibular Hemimelia - A Pilot Study
  • A Preliminary Study of Gait in Elderly Women with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Examination of the Use of Biomechanical Correction Exercises in Restoring Normal Lower Trunk Kinematics Following Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Case Report

Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Affiliation with Mary Free Bed's Motion Analysis Center

We are affiliated with GVSU's physical therapy program. The Motion Analysis Center staff serve as adjunct instructors to physical therapy graduate students at GVSU, in the areas of biomechanics and gait analysis and are eligible to serve as research project advisors. A portion of the start-up funding for the Motion Analysis Center was received from the Steelcase Foundation with help from the Development Office at Grand Valley State University.

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