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  • Job Posting: Physical Therapist, Motion Analysis Lab,Shriners Hospitals for Children - Portland, Oregon

    Physical Therapist

    Motion Analysis Lab, Shriners Hospitals for Children - Portland

    Shriners Hospitals for Children in Portland, Oregon is a leading
    pediatric hospital specializing in the treatment of children with
    orthopedic problems including neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral
    palsy. We are very excited to announce an immediate opening for a full
    time physical therapist to join the clinical and research team in a
    state-of-the-art Motion Analysis Lab.

    The Motion Analysis Lab provides services in clinical movement analysis
    for a variety of pathologies and has an integrated research program for
    pathological movement. The laboratory is comprised of instrumentation
    and computers dedicated to the quantification of human locomotion. The
    lab is equipped with a Vicon motion system with 8 cameras, 2 AMTI force
    plates, Motion Lab Systems surface and fine wire electromyography with
    16-channels, a video system, and a Tekscan foot pressure mat system. The
    Motion Lab has a busy research and clinical patient volume with strong
    support of medical staff. Currently, over 300 full gait analysis studies
    and 600 patients are tested each year. Research topics include motion
    related projects initiated by the motion lab staff and medical staff.


    1. Collect patient data

    a. videotaping
    b. computerized assessment - motion, EMG and foot pressure
    c. ROM, static exam, and manual muscle testing

    2. Process and plots patient data
    3. Interpret motion lab data
    4. Make clear presentations of patient report to medical staff
    5. Interact appropriately with children, parents and staff
    6. Provide clinical input for research projects

    OTHER DUTIES (May re reassigned, if necessary for reasonable

    1. Lifts patients up to 35 pounds


    * Minimum education: B.S. in Physical Therapy
    * Minimum prior experience preferred: 2 years related pediatric
    * Required training/skills: Basic computer skills

    Shriners Hospitals for Children offers competitive salary, medical,
    dental, life, disability and 403(b) benefits. The hospital is located
    near the OHSU campus. Please send cover letter and resume to: Rhonda
    L. Smith,; 503.944.1175 Fax.

    Shriners Hospitals for Children is a one-of-a-kind international health
    care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children
    by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and
    outstanding teaching programs. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic
    conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are
    eligible for admission and receive all care in a family-centered
    environment at no charge - regardless of financial need. Shriners
    Hospitals relies on the generosity of donors to deliver this mission
    every day.

    For more information, please visit

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