Movement analysis technology in clinical practice

Bell, Frank, Shaw, Lorna M., Rafferty, Daniel, Rennie, Jeanette and Richards, James orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-4004-3115 (1996) Movement analysis technology in clinical practice. Physical Therapy Reviews, 1 (1). pp. 13-22. ISSN 10833196

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The current review takes a broad view of the question of the place of technology in movement analysis in clinical practice and considers the range of types of devices which can be used for assessing muscle performance, posture, balance, gait and upper limb assessment. Key issues related to different types of devices are identified. The concept of a 'movement analysis laboratory' as a service to a range of hospital specialities is discussed in relation to other common, technology-based, hospital services. This concept of a 'laboratory service' is also used in discussing cost-benefit relationships from a wider hospital perspective. The conclusion is that although the value of research in this area is acknowledged, the potential value of much of the more expensive and complex technology for use in roll tine clinical practice is underrated.

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