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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 and Arvindera Ghag and Richard D. Beauchamp and Stephen J. Tredwell and Kishore Mulpuri
DOI: 10.1007/s11832-010-0273-7

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 and Ann M. Reiner and Richard Beauchamp and Robert W. Armstrong and D Douglas Cochrane
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.1997.tb07407.x

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

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

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

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 and J.E. Taunton and D.C. McKenzie and R. Beauchamp
DOI: 10.1097/00042752-200603000-00032

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

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

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

Treatment of Idiopathic Clubfoot Utilizing Botulinum A Toxin
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Christine M Alvarez and Stephen J Tredwell and Sean P Keenan and Richard D Beauchamp and Rachel L Choit and Bonita J Sawatzky and Mary A De Vera
DOI: 10.1097/01.bpo.0000149861.50400.db

Diagnosing Musculoskeletal Pain in Children
Canadian Medical Association Journal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Osteoblastoma in the Very Young
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Olli M. Sovio and Richard D. Beauchamp and Kenneth S. Morton and Virginia J. Baldwin
DOI: 10.1097/01241398-198805000-00017

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

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

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

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

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

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


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