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At the Center for Gait and Movement Analysis (CGMA) within the Orthopedics Institute, research is an important part of our ability to analyze a patient’s movement and muscle activity while walking.
As part of our gait and movement research, our physician-scientists study things like:
Discoveries from these research studies are then translated into improved tests and treatments, providing new therapies to our patients with gait and movement conditions. Learn more about the Center for Gait and Movement Analysis.
Download a list of our research projects and publications (.pdf).
At the CGMA, our multidisciplinary team of researchers includes physicians, physical therapists, kinesiologists and engineers. This team works together to study pediatric orthopedics and gait related to musculoskeletal (bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves) and neuromuscular (nerves and muscles) disorders.
Currently, researchers are looking at the gait patterns and health profiles of former cerebral palsy patients of CGMA. The Cerebral Palsy Adult Transition Longitudinal Study (CPAT) is the first study to evaluate patients who have moved from pediatric to adult care and how aging has affected them.
Additionally, the state-of-the-art facilities at the CGMA allow the team to capture the most accurate measurements of human movement and muscle activity. Such accuracy is essential to our research, which has been highlighted in national publications and meetings including:
The Musculoskeletal Research Center (MRC) at Children’s Colorado was founded in 2006 for the research of medical and surgical interventions for patients with musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders. Collaboration between the CGMA, MRC, Orthopedics Institute and Rehabilitation Program allows expanded access to an array of research interests and patient conditions.
Armed with new answers to the walking and movement issues our patients face, we at the CMA are constantly adapting our testing and therapies to deliver the best care -- based on our own research and that of the medical and scientific community.
Read more about research at Children’s Colorado.