Your team is made up of people from different specialties that include physiotherapy, kinesiology, biomechanical engineering, and orthopedic surgery. We also work with orthotists if your child has foot or leg orthoses or prostheses.
- We use three-dimensional motion analysis equipment, similar to equipment used to make video games and animated movies, to help us understand and resolve movement problems
- We create a report that goes to you, your family doctor, your referring physician and your child's physiotherapist. The report includes recommendations on how your community professionals can work with you and your child to help him or her maximize their movement potential
Specialists refer children to the Motion Lab when they may require surgery, when they need changes to their orthoses, or if they may need some other related kind of therapy. Most of the children that we see have cerebral palsy, spina bifida, or have sustained a traumatic brain injury, and may or may not use orthoses, crutches or walkers.
The Motion Lab opened in 1996 and sees approximately 250 children every year.