Children with neuromuscular problems have difficulty controlling their muscles. The Motion Analysis Center at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital uses advanced technology to evaluate muscle, joint and nerve problems.
What is Motion Analysis?
Walking is a complex task controlled by the brain requiring the use of many muscles. When children have walking problems, their muscles and joints work together differently than those in children with normal walking patterns. Physicians and therapists cannot rely simply on what they see on the outside when treating these children.
Three-dimensional motion analysis is a tool that, along with other tests, is used to determine the best treatment by studying specific muscles and joints during the walking process and determining the exact cause of the child's walking difficulty.
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Who Benefits from Motion Analysis?
Families turn to us to help their children improve not only their walking ability, but also their quality of life. Doctors and therapists trust our skilled team to assess problems resulting from:
- Cerebral palsy
- Spina bifida
- Brain or spinal cord injuries
- Congenital abnormalities
- Muscular dystrophy
- Movement disorders
Motion Analysis Center
3rd floor of the Medical Arts Building
Phone: (813) 870-4242
Fax: (813) 554-8189