Overview

My research is focused on clinical outcomes in the area of Neuromuscular disorders such as Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida as well as investigations of various gait (movement) disorders. My clinical practice involves working with a wide array of patients, many of which have neuromuscular disorders involving severe spasticity. Spasticity occurs when there is a defect in the Central Nervous System that causes certain muscles to continuously tighten and contract. Treatments for this debilitating condition involve the use of botulinum toxin (Botox) which is the injection into the muscle which blocks the nerves from causing the muscles to contract. One area of my research and clinical practice involves investigating the functional outcomes of children who receive Botox treatments for spasticity.

Publications

Real-World, Long-Term Quality of Life Following Therapeutic OnabotulinumtoxinA Treatment
Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences / Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
Mandar Jog, Theodore Wein, Meetu Bhogal, Sonja Dhani, Robert Miller, Farooq Ismail, Richard Beauchamp, Grace Trentin
DOI: 10.1017/cjn.2016.262
07/2016

Long-term outcome after selective dorsal rhizotomy in children with spastic cerebral palsy
Child's Nervous System
Tamir Ailon, Richard Beauchamp, Stacey Miller, Patricia Mortenson, John M. Kerr, Alexander R. Hengel, Paul Steinbok
DOI: 10.1007/s00381-015-2614-9
01/2015

Classification of midfoot break using multi-segment foot kinematics and pedobarography
Gait & Posture
Jessica D. Maurer, Valerie Ward, Tanja A. Mayson, Karen R. Davies, Christine M. Alvarez, Richard D. Beauchamp, Alec H. Black
DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2013.08.015
01/2014

A kinematic description of dynamic midfoot break in children using a multi-segment foot model
Gait & Posture
Jessica D. Maurer, Valerie Ward, Tanja A. Mayson, Karen R. Davies, Christine M. Alvarez, Richard D. Beauchamp, Alec H. Black
DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2012.12.002
06/2013

Reliability of retrospective assignment of gross motor function classification system scores
Developmental Neurorehabilitation
T.A. Mayson, V. Ward, K.R. Davies, J. Maurer, C. Alvarez, R. Beauchamp, A. Black
DOI: 10.3109/17518423.2012.755575
01/2013

Botulinum Toxin-A use in Paediatric Hypertonia: Canadian Practice Patterns
The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences
D. Fehlings, U. Narayanan, J. Andersen, R. Beauchamp, J. W. Gorter, A. Kawamura, G. Kiefer, M. Mason, A. McCormick, R. Mesterman, L. Switzer, J. Watt
DOI: 10.1017/s0317167100014049
07/2012

Normal and pathological gait in children
Mercer's Textbook of Orthopaedics and Trauma Tenth edition
Richard Beauchamp
DOI: 10.1201/b13543-70
02/2012

Inter-observer and intra-observer agreement in the radiographic diagnosis of avascular necrosis of the femoral head following slipped capital femoral epiphysis
Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
Darin Davidson, Arvindera Ghag, Richard D. Beauchamp, Stephen J. Tredwell, Kishore Mulpuri
DOI: 10.1007/s11832-010-0273-7
08/2010

A randomized clinical trial to compare selective posterior rhizotomy plus physiotherapy with physiotherapy alone in children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy
Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology
Paul Steinbok, Ann M. Reiner, Richard Beauchamp, Robert W. Armstrong, D Douglas Cochrane
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.1997.tb07407.x
09/2008

Classification of idiopathic toe walking based on gait analysis: Development and application of the ITW severity classification
Gait & Posture
Christine Alvarez, Mary De Vera, Richard Beauchamp, Valerie Ward, Alec Black
DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2006.10.011
09/2007

A Quality Assessment of Randomized Clinical Trials in Pediatric Orthopaedics
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Sukhdeep K. Dulai, Bronwyn L. T. Slobogean, Richard D. Beauchamp, Kishore Mulpuri
DOI: 10.1097/bpo.0b013e3180621f3e
07/2007

The Effect of Shoe Design and Custom Foot Orthotic Intervention on Lower Extremity Dynamics in Female Runners1108
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
Ashley S. Baker, Jack E. Taunton, Don C. McKenzie, Richard Beauchamp
DOI: 10.1249/00005768-200605001-01442
05/2006

The Effect of Shoe Design and Custom Foot Orthotic Intervention on Lower Extremity Dynamics in Female Runners
Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine
A.S. Baker, J.E. Taunton, D.C. McKenzie, R. Beauchamp
DOI: 10.1097/00042752-200603000-00032
03/2006

Paraparesis caused by an angiolipomatous hamartoma in an adolescent with Proteus syndrome and scoliosisCase report
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Neil J. White, David D. Cochrane, Richard Beauchamp
DOI: 10.3171/ped.2005.103.3.0282
09/2005

Hip joint subluxation after selective dorsal rhizotomy for spastic cerebral palsy
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Tufan Hicdonmez, Paul Steinbok, Richard Beauchamp, Bonita Sawatzky
DOI: 10.3171/ped.2005.103.1.0010
07/2005

Spinal deformities after selective dorsal rhizotomy for spastic cerebral palsy
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Paul Steinbok, Tufan Hicdonmez, Bonita Sawatzky, Richard Beauchamp, Diane Wickenheiser
DOI: 10.3171/ped.2005.102.4.0363
05/2005

Treatment of Idiopathic Clubfoot Utilizing Botulinum A ToxinA New Method and its Short-term Outcomes
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Christine M Alvarez, Stephen J Tredwell, Sean P Keenan, Richard D Beauchamp, Rachel L Choit, Bonita J Sawatzky, Mary A De Vera
DOI: 10.1097/01.bpo.0000149861.50400.db
03/2005

Diagnosing Musculoskeletal Pain in Children
Canadian Medical Association Journal
07/2001

Radical Hip Release in Spina Bifida Patients—an Aid to Improving Mobility
Spina Bifida
Richard D. Beauchamp, Bonita J. Sawatzky, Carol E. King, Beverly Irwin
DOI: 10.1007/978-4-431-68373-5_70
1999

Management of Pulseless Pink Hand in Pediatric Supracondylar Fractures of Humerus
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
S. Sabharwal, S. J. Tredwell, R. D. Beauchamp, W. G. Mackenzie, D. M. Jakubec, R. Cairns, J. G. LeBlanc
DOI: 10.1097/01241398-199705000-00007
05/1997

Aggressive Soft Tissue Tumours of Infancy
Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery
Bassam A Masri, Quintin R Son-Hing, Richard D Beauchamp
DOI: 10.1177/229255039400200202
06/1994

Upper Body Exercise Capacity in Youth with Spina Bifida
Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly
Kenneth Coutts, Donald McKenzie, Christine Loock, Richard Beauchamp, Robert Armstrong
DOI: 10.1123/apaq.10.1.22
01/1993

Ground reactions forces of children with clubfeet
Journal of Biomechanics
Bonita J. Sawatzky, David J. Sanderson, Richard D. Beauchamp, A.Ross Outerbridge
DOI: 10.1016/0021-9290(92)90395-h
07/1992

Selective Functional Posterior Rhizotomy for Treatment of Spastic Cerebral Palsy in Children
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Paul Steinbok, Ann Reiner, Richard D. Beauchamp, Douglas D. Cochrane, Robert Keyes
DOI: 10.1159/000120639
1992

Osteomyelitis of the pelvis due to Fusobacterium nucleatum
Canadian Journal of Surgery
PubMed: 1747843
12/1991

Soft Tissue Anatomy of Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Shafique Pirani, R. D. Beauchamp, D. Li, B. Sawatzky
DOI: 10.1097/01241398-199111050-00001
09/1991

‘Doctor, My Son Walks Funny’: A Guide for the Perplexed
Canadian Family Physician
09/1990

Extraarticular Subtalar Arthrodesis: The Dowel Method
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Shafique P. Pirani, Stephen J. Tredwell, Richard D. Beauchamp
DOI: 10.1097/01241398-199003000-00022
03/1990

Supracondylar Osteotomy of the Humerus for Correction of Cubitus Varus
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Brent Graham, S. J. Tredwell, R. D. Beauchamp, H. M. Bell
DOI: 10.1097/01241398-199003000-00019
03/1990

Osteoblastoma in the Very YoungReport of Two Cases
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Olli M. Sovio, Richard D. Beauchamp, Kenneth S. Morton, Virginia J. Baldwin
DOI: 10.1097/01241398-198805000-00017
05/1988

Intraarticular triamcinolone hexacetonide in the management of chronic arthritis in children
Arthritis & Rheumatism
R. C. Allen, K. R. Gross, R. M. Laxer, P. N. Malleson, R. D. Beauchamp, R. E. Petty
DOI: 10.1002/art.1780290808
08/1986

Familial multiple exostoses—no chromosome 8 deletion observed
American Journal of Medical Genetics
Judith G. Hall, R. Douglas Wilson, Dagmar Kalousek, Richard Beauchamp
DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.1320220328
11/1985

Fracture of the Lumbar Vertebral Apophysis
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
O. M. Sovio, H. M. Bell, R. D. Beauchamp, S. J. Tredwell
DOI: 10.1097/01241398-198509000-00008
09/1985

Epiphyseal extrusion as a prognostic index in Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease.
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery
N E Green, R D Beauchamp, P P Griffin
DOI: 10.2106/00004623-198163060-00006
07/1981

Primary subacute epiphyseal osteomyelitis.
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery
N E Green, R D Beauchamp, P P Griffin
DOI: 10.2106/00004623-198163010-00014
01/1981

Spasticity in Spina Bifida
The Spina Bifida
David Douglas Cochrane, Richard Beauchamp, Carol King, Andrew MacNeily
DOI: 10.1007/978-88-470-0651-5_24

Research

Current Projects
One research project that I am currently involved in is a prospective observational database designed to collect data on patient reported outcomes in individuals using Botox for medical reasons. Botulinum toxin (Botox) is used medically to reduce spasticity of muscles, however, the outcomes of this are not measureable through radiographs or other clinical exams. Clinicians are able to see if the botox has had its effect (i.e. if the limb is no longer spastic), however, whether or not the botox is helping the patient functionally remains unknown. Therefore, it is the objective of this study to determine the functional outcomes of Botox when used for medical purposes. In order to achieve this, 50 Specialists across Canada are involved in administering functional outcome questionnaires (SF-12 Health and Well-being Questionnaire and the Global Rating of Change Questionnaire) to their patients who are receiving botox treatments.

A second research project that I am currently involved in is investigating the treatment pattern of Cerebral Palsy with Botulinum Toxin (Botox) in Canada. It is a Practice Assessment Program designed as a prospective audit of physician practice patterns. Many physicians in Canada are currently using Botox as a treatment for Cerebral Palsy but little is known about which physicians are prescribing it and which types of patients they are prescribing its use for. The objective of this study is to gather information on practice patterns related to treatment of Botox injection for Cerebral Palsy and to explore the relationship between the patterms of cerebral palsy indication treatment with the use of Botox injections.

Honours & Awards

Richmond Cerebral Palsy Award, American Academy Cerebral Palsy in Child Developmental Medicine, Portland, Oregon, with Dr. Paul Steinbok, September 1997.

Diplomat, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1980.

Special Recognition for 25 years service from “The Centre for Child Development” Surrey B.C., May 3, 2009

Educational Award of Excellence with Distinction. Children & Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia, May 23, 2003

Merit Award, Fraternity To Help Guatemalan Children, April 28, 2001

Research Group Members

Judy Woodward