Gait Laboratory Senior Physical Therapist

Shriners Hospitals for Children, Springfield, Massachusetts is a 40 bed
specialty hospital offering the highest quality orthopaedic medical care to
children and adolescents at no cost to the patient or the patient's family.

Shriners Hospital is seeking to employ a qualified, highly motivated
individual as Senior Physical Therapist in the Gait Analysis Laboratory.
The laboratory was established in July, 1991 and has been responsible for
more than 1500 comprehensive clinical gait analyses in the past six years.
Responsibilities will include extensive involvement in the clinical
evaluation of patients; the synthesis of kinematic, kinetic,
electromyographic, and clinical examination data into a comprehensive
report used for treatment decision-making; and involvement as part of a
developing research team.

This position is offered as a full time, 40 hour per week position.
Candidates must have a minimum of a B.S. in Physical Therapy, at least two
years of experience working in a clinical pediatric environment, and must
be eligible to practice Physical Therapy in the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts. Direct experience in a clinical gait analysis laboratory is
preferred. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and

The Gait Analysis Laboratory is equipped with a six camera Vicon VX system,
two AMTI force platforms, a ten channel hardwired EMG system, a
Sensormedics Metabolic Cart and an F-Scan insole plantar pressure
measurement system. The laboratory is staffed by an engineer, a physical
therapist, and a technician and utilizes a team approach in assessing the
posture and walking patterns of children and adolescents with cerebral
palsy, myelodysplasia, club foot, hip deformity, scoliosis, and a myriad of
other neurologic and orthopaedic conditions.

Applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to:

James Kocot, Director of Human Resources
Shriners Hospitals for Children
516 Carew Street
Springfield, MA 01104-2396

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