We study how children walk using a high tech motion analysis system. This system helps us to understand how a child moves as a result of medical condition they have. This system can help us design better ways to help children and give us data that can measure the changes in walking based on interventions orthopedic surgeons, physiotherapists, or orthotists make.


Long-term gait outcomes following conservative management of idiopathic toe walking
Gait and Posture
DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.02.014

Classification of midfoot break using multi-segment foot kinematics and pedobarography
Gait and Posture
DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2013.08.015

Corrigendum to "Classification of midfoot break using multi-segment foot kinematics and pedobarography" [Gait Posture 39 (1) (2014) 1-6]
Gait and Posture
DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2014.02.004

Reliability of retrospective assignment of gross motor function classification system scores
Developmental Neurorehabilitation
DOI: 10.3109/17518423.2012.755575

A kinematic description of dynamic midfoot break in children using a multi-segment foot model
Gait and Posture
DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2012.12.002

Normative data for the dynamic pedobarographic profiles of children
Gait and Posture
DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2008.01.017

Classification of idiopathic toe walking based on gait analysis: Development and application of the ITW severity classification
Gait and Posture
DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2006.10.011

The effect of prolonged cycling on pedal forces
Journal of Sports Sciences
DOI: 10.1080/0264041031000071010

The influence of cadence and power output on force application and in-shoe pressure distribution during cycling by competitive and recreational cyclists
Journal of Sports Sciences
DOI: 10.1080/026404100365072

The effect of varus and valgus wedges on coronal plane knee motion during steady-rate cycling
Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine
DOI: 10.1097/00042752-199404000-00009


Current Project
One of the major advancements the Gait Lab at Sunny Hill Health centre has made, is to utilise a multi-segment foot model to help us understand how a child with CP is susceptible to mechanical breakdown of their feet. This was shown through our research to have clinical implications. Because of this research we now routinely use this foot model clinically. Further research is needed however to determine the usefulness of mutisegmental foot models on other walking disorders, such as clubfeet.

Research Group Members

Chihiro Abe, Research Assistant