Staff from the hospital attend education meeting.

Apr 26, 2018 / Research & Innovation

Hospital Staff Attend Educational Gait Analysis Course

This week, staff from the hospital are in St. Paul, Minnesota at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare attending an educational course, “Clinical Gait Analysis: A Focus on Interpretation.” This three-day program invites orthopedic surgeons, engineers, orthotists and other medical professionals from across the country who treat children with a gait difference. The course is divided into two levels – level I includes education on introductory skills for analyzing a child’s gait and forming treatment plans and level II is tailored for clinicians who have experience with this type of evaluation. 

Members from the hospital’s Movement Science Lab are in attendance participating in the level I course and staff orthopedist Lane Wimberly, M.D. is involved with the level II program. This course is focused on collaborating and sharing expertise to enhance education about clinical interpretation and analysis. 

Director of the Movement Science Lab Kirsten Tulchin-Francis, Ph.D. is in attendance and sees the value of her staff having the opportunity to take part in a meeting focused on their specialty. “At our institution, we work with various clinical departments and their patient population,” says Tulchin-Francis. “The data we gather can provide our medical staff more specific information on a patient’s diagnosis and that collaboration is a true example of the multi-disciplinary approach the hospital uses to provide the best possible care to every patient.”

At Scottish Rite Hospital, staff are empowered to get involved, collaborate and learn from medical professionals, both near and far. The institution is dedicated to providing continued education opportunities so current and future patients receive the world-renowned care they deserve. 

Learn more about the hospital's Movement Science Lab. 

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