Researcher analyzing patient's gait in movement science lab

Mar 27, 2019 / Research & Innovation

The Hospital Welcomes Medical Professionals to Frisco for Annual Gait Meeting

This week, Scottish Rite Hospital is hosting the 2019 Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS) meeting at the Frisco Conference Center. With a theme focused on Quality in Motion Analysis – From Start to Finish, the purpose of this four-day conference is to harness collaboration among doctors, engineers, scientists and allied health professionals who want to improve the quality of life for individuals of all ages with a movement disorder. The latest technologies, research and best practices are being shared to advance the care provided to this patient population. 

As active members in the group, hospital staff are leading discussions, presenting and sharing original research on topics regarding gait analysis. With over 150 projects submitted, the team has nine accepted for presentation. Those include:
  • Squatting Mechanics Following an Osteochondroplasty for Idiopathic Femoroacetabular Impingement
  • Kinematic Changes Related to a Reduced Hip Abduction Impulse during Single Leg Stance
  • Evaluation of the Pediatric Comprehensive High-Level Activity Mobility Predictor
  • Gait Analysis in Children with Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency
  • Compensatory Sagittal Plane Angle Gait Mechanics: Are They Present in Patients with a Stiff or Weak Hip?
  • Quantifying Playground Activity Using Wearable Sensors
  • Biomechanical Results Following Iliotibial Band Physeal Sparing ACL Reconstruction
  • Evaluation of The Pediatric Comprehensive High-Level Activity Mobility Predictor
  • PubMed Publication Rates for Podium and Poster Presentations from the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society: 2011 – 2017
Division Director of Movement Science, executive officer and 2019 GCMAS conference chair, Kirsten Tulchin-Francis, Ph.D., is proud to be hosting over 225 health care professionals at this year’s meeting. “It is an honor to have the opportunity to bring the top specialists in this field to Frisco,” says Tulchin-Francis. “As a longtime member of this group, it is exciting to come together to discuss and collaborate. As a pediatric orthopedic hospital, understanding how a patient’s body moves can help determine the best form of treatment. Sharing our expertise and learning from others is advancing the care for not only our patients, but those of all ages around the world.”

In addition, the hospital is welcoming a group of middle schoolers from DeSoto ISD to attend GCMAS. Through the school’s STEM program, the students are walking through the poster session, experiencing a live demo in the lab and have the opportunity to connect with professionals from around the country during lunch. 

Each year, hospital experts travel both near and far to educate others and share research. As a leader in pediatric orthopedics, our team is committed to providing individualized, multidisciplinary care to each patient. It is conferences like CGMAS, that help advance treatment to provide the best possible care to every child. 

Learn more about the hospital's state-of-the-art Movement Science Laboratory. 

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