This May, the BTS Bioengineering team had the pleasure of attending the 2018 Pediatric Neurology conference hosted by Cook Children’s in Fort Worth, TX. During the conference, therapists, clinicians, students and other attendees focused on multi-disciplinary treatment of children with complex motor disorders. Additionally, 25 attendees made the trip to Cook Children’s Campus to explore the Motion Lab.
A team of therapists, clinicians, engineers and staff members have worked hard to integrate their Motion Lab into patient care. The facility offers an adaptive, accessible program with a full GAITLAB from BTS Bioengineering. The motion lab has facilitated over 250 studies. In the Motion Lab, therapists complete a full motion analysis in less than a couple hours. Movement analysis reports containing objective data and metrics can be used for decision making in for potential therapy interventions and surgeries. Additionally, subsequent motion analyses are considered for post-surgery monitoring and longitudinal study.
The Motion Lab has utilized motion analysis technology to monitor and assess patients with pathologies which have not received significant attention in the past. By obtaining objective and repeatable data from the technology in the motion lab, therapists and clinicians are able to improve the quality of treatment for such patients.
The Motion Lab team at Cook Children’s Hospital has successfully integrated motion analysis technology to address the needs of patients while innovating and expanding the potential for quality of care. A video, shown below, produced by Cook Children’s shows the impact of the Motion Lab one of the many families who have visited the lab.