Patient in the Movement Science Lab.

Apr 03, 2017 / Research & Innovation

Scottish Rite Hospital's Movement Science Team Travels to Annual Gait Meeting to Present Their Most Recent Research

Members from Scottish Rite Hospital’s Movement Science Lab are in Salt Lake City, Utah participating in the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS) Annual Meeting. The conference brings together professionals from diverse medical backgrounds to improve the quality of life for individuals with any movement disorder through research and collaboration.

Team members from our Movement Science Lab are among other medical professionals from around the country that have the opportunity to present their most recent research. With four podium and two poster presentations accepted, the hospital is presenting on various topics within pediatric orthopedics. Director of the Movement Science Lab and an executive officer for GCMAS, Kirsten Tulchin-Francis, Ph.D., is proud of the representation the hospital has at this year’s meeting. “For our team, this is a great opportunity to showcase our expertise in how we study the movement and function of our patient population,” says Tulchin-Francis. “Our orthopedic staff supports the work we conduct and believe that the research can truly help determine better treatment plans for our patients.”

The team is presenting on the following topics:
  • The Periacetabular Osteotomy Improves Radiographic And Gait Functional Outcomes Of Adolescents With Cerebral Palsy
  • Plantar Pressures Following Surgical Intervention For Clubfoot: Intermediate Follow Up At 5 Years Of Age
  • Outcomes Following Treatment For Idiopathic Clubfoot At Age 10yrs: Gross Motor Function, Strength & PODCI
  • The Development And Treatment Of Adolescent Hip Pain In A Patient With Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Differences In Squatting Biomechanics In Individuals With Unilateral And Bilateral Adolescent Hip Dysplasia
  • Rectus Sparing Approach To Periacetabular Osteotomy In Adolescents Preserves Hip Flexion Strength At Short Term Follow-Up

Our state-of-the-art Movement Science Lab brings a unique view into how our patients function to better understand their condition and to determine the best treatment plan. This annual meeting allows our staff to further their knowledge and share their expertise with fellow medical professionals. It is a privilege to be a part of a specialized meeting in order to bring more discussion and groundbreaking innovation back to the hospital to ultimately give patients back their childhood.

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