View Full Version : Re: Are Gait Labs in the world floundering?

08-11-2005, 09:19 AM
Hi James,
I would have to disagree with the above view. We are flat out and are busy lobbying for additional staff.
We also take students from several disciplines and universities for clinical & industrial placements, provide continuing professional education for health professionals and conduct sessions for medical specialist trainees. Our research activities are not huge but are building up slowly due to our links with Health Sciences and Medical Engineering disciplines in universities.
We hope to expand beyond gait analysis as demand exists for other segmental analyses.
Clinical gait analyses is alive and well in Queensland, Australia!

Dr Robyn Grote
Senior Lecturer
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Queensland
Queensland Children's Gait Laboratory
Level 2 Coles Building
Royal Children's Hospital
Herston Road
Herston QLD 4029
Phone: (61 7 3636 1416)
Fax: (61 7 3636 5464)
Email: robyn_grote@health.qld.gov.au

>>> "Goh Cho Hong,James" 11/08/05 12:20:10 >>>

Recently I came across a comment from a review of a research proposal on
gait analysis. It was a general statement made by the reviewer in
relation to a proposal to improve current gait analysis technology to be
used in a clinical practice. The comment was, and I quote "Gait labs in
the world are floundering." I am wondering if this comment is a widely
accepted view. I would like to hear from members of this list as to (1)
whether you have come across such comments and (2) your opinion on
whether this is true or not. I feel that a discussion here will help
develop a consensus either way.
In the usual way, I will compile the responses and post it on the list.

James Goh
Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery &
Division of Bioengineering
National Univerisity of Singapore

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