Center for Motion Analysis

Established more than 30 years ago, the internationally renowned Center for Motion Analysis at Connecticut Children’s is a full-service laboratory offering a wide range of diagnostic services for the evaluation of children with complex neuromuscular, acquired or congenital disorders that affect walking. In addition, the center is a thriving research hub that pushes the boundaries of motion analysis for the understanding of pathologic movement disorders as well as more routine actions, such as running and throwing.

The Center for Motion Analysis uses leading-edge technology to identify muscle activity, movements and other mobility nuances that are unique to each child. With this information, more accurate treatments for abnormal movements can be put in place and treatment outcomes can be objectively assessed. The diseases and conditions evaluated by our orthopaedic and sports medicine specialists at our state-of-the-art facility include:

  • Amputations
  • Brain injuries
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Conditions that cause toe-walking
  • Hip conditions
  • Legs of different lengths
  • Misaligned bones and foot deformities
  • Rheumatic (joint-related) conditions
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Stroke