MSL team at the GCMAS meeting.

May 24, 2018 / Research & Innovation

Hospital Staff Present Latest Research at National Gait Meeting

Scottish Rite Hospital is dedicated to traveling around the globe to share their expertise to provide world-renowned care and treatment to children with orthopedic conditions. This week, members from the hospital’s Movement Science Lab are in Indianapolis, Indiana at the 2018 Gait & Clinical Movement Analysis Society Annual Conference (GCMAS). This multi-disciplinary organization brings together a diverse group of medical professionals who are committed to advancing the treatment and knowledge of how individuals move and function. Through groundbreaking research and education, GCMAS has a mission of improving the quality of life for those who struggle with a movement disorder at any age. 

The hospital is well represented at this year’s meeting with multiple accepted presentations from the Movement Science Lab team and orthopedic surgeons who work closely with patients diagnosed with a movement disorder. Below are the project titles:
  • Utilization of Accelerometry Data to Quantify Functional Deficits in Children Treate3d for Clubfoot: A Pilot Study
    • Wilshaw Stevens Jr, B.S., Anthony Anderson, M.S., Kirsten Tulchin-Francis, Ph.D., Kelly A. Jeans, M.S., Lori A. Karol, M.D.
  • Validation of Accelerometry Data to Identify Movement Patterns During Agility Testing
    • Anthony Anderson, M.S., Wilshaw Stevens, Jr., B.S., Kelly Jeans, M.S., Kirsten Tulchin-Francis, Ph.D.
  • Is Increased Contact Time in the Hindfoot Associated with Previous Gait Outcomes in Clubfeet that Required a Posteromedial Release?
    • Ashley Erdman, M.B.A., B.S., Kelly A. Jeans, M.S. and Lori A. Karol, M.D.
Staff orthopedist Lane Wimberly, M.D. is presenting during the conference’s clinical symposium. This two-hour course includes experienced clinicians who are providing attendees a full case presentation – from pre- to post-operative history, physical examination and motion analysis testing. As an expert in motion analysis and surgical management, Wimberly is sharing his knowledge on how he addresses and treats patients diagnosed with complex gait conditions.  

Director of the Movement Science Lab Kirsten Tulchin-Francis, Ph.D. serves on the GCMAS Board of Directors as the Secretary-Treasurer. In addition, Tulchin-Francis has been elected as the 2019 Conference Chair and Scottish Rite Hospital will be hosting the GCMAS meeting in March 2019. “I am honored to have the opportunity to be a leader within this organization,” says Tulchin-Francis. “GCMAS allows our team to learn from a diverse group of medical professionals to bring fresh and innovative knowledge back to our hospital. As a team, we are proud to share our latest research to bring better care to pediatric patients with gait disorders, both here and around the world.” 

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