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Motion Analysis Lab for Professionals

Motion Analysis at HSS

The Leon Root, MD Motion Analysis Laboratory is a 93' x 27' space with state-of-the-art design and measurement capabilities. We offer detailed analysis of a wide range of orthopedic, rheumatologic, and neurologic conditions, and our laboratory can be rapidly reconfigured to fit the needs of each individual patient, from a young child with cerebral palsy to an athlete with sports specific concerns.   

The two most common types of testing performed are gait analysis and instrumented strength testing.

A physical therapy evaluation is the first step of the testing process. Based on the physician referral and physical therapy evaluation, patient-specific tests are performed. 

For Gait Analysis, these tests may include:

  • Electromyography (EMG) activity
  • Joint kinematics and kinetics
  • Plantar pressures
  • Temporal and distance gait parameters
  • Video analysis

For Functional Testing, these tests may include:

  • Isometric/isokinetic dynamometry

Contact Information

Hospital for Special Surgery
Dana Center
510 East 73rd Street
New York, NY 10021