This workshopwill be an opportunity to explore how consistently we are in our clinical interpretation. It will be based around two case studies from the field of paediatric orthopaedics.
Delegates will be divided into groups and provided with a clinical history, gait data, physical exam data and a video for each case. The key features of the gait data will be marked up and labelled so that they can be easily identified and the physical exam measurements will also be coded for easy reference. The groups will be asked to identify the impairments most affecting the walking pattern (from a list of options) and then list which features from the gait data and aspects of the physical examination indicate the presence of that impairment. The results will be collated to determine the level of agreement between groups both on the basis of the impairments identified and the evidence that has been taken as indicative of these. There will be time during the feedback session to discuss the process and the implications both for ongoing clinical practice and the role of CMAS in developing consistency in clinical reporting.
In June 2016 a seminar was held at Keele University entitled ‘Clinical Movement Analysis across the ICF’. The event was well represented, particularly by clinical engineers, with presentations by Richard Baker, Dimitra Blana, Rob Freeman, Catherine Holloway, Phil Rowe, Adam Shortland and Caroline Stewart. In this session we will explore some of the themes of that event, in particular the role of movement analysis technology in and out of the gait laboratory. The session will be a mixture of presentation and discussion.