Motion Analysis Lab

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 motion analysis 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. 

Gait Analysis and Functional Testing

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