We are pleased to congratulate the BC Children's and BC Women's investigators who were awarded funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant Spring 2019 competition. Our research community received nine new research and bridge grants totaling more than $5.8 million.
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.
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
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.