Clinical service and research
The laboratory for movement examinations is part of the Neuroorthopaedics of the University Children’s Hospital of Basel. The task of the laboratory is a symbiosis between clinical service and research. The working group investigates the effects of therapies on walking, especially orthotic fittings or surgical interventions. Clinical research questions usually originate in the clinic, the consultation hour, physiotherapy or the operating theatre. The research results and the resulting new findings flow back into clinical examination methods and treatments.
In the future, valuable information on pathological walking from musculoskeletal simulations and the finite element method.
The group is also working on the further development of its own kinematic foot model, which combines data from pedobarography, ground reaction force measurement and foot X-ray images.