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Leadership in Motion Analysis

Shriners Children's has one of the country's largest groups of pediatric motion analysis centers, staffed by therapists and biomedical engineers with expertise in providing gait analysis for children. A senior physical therapist from the Chicago location is taking a new leadership role using that expertise to help evaluate labs around the nation. Joe Krzak, PT, Ph.D., PCS, has joined the board of the Commission of Motion Analysis Laboratory Accreditation. He will serve as the board’s representative for the American Physical Therapy Association.

“Besides numerous motion analysis specific publications, Dr. Krzak is a content expert for a group sponsored by the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, who are developing Clinical Practice Guidelines for instrumented gait analysis in the clinical management of children with cerebral palsy,” said Ross Chafetz, PT, DPT, Ph.D., MPH, corporate director of motion analysis centers for Shriners Children’s.

Krzak, who began at Shriners Children's Chicago as a volunteer while in high school, is currently the principal or co-investigator on several national research grants. He is also on the editorial board for Gait & Posture and has been a guest editor for Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.

Joe Krzak

Joe Krzak, PT, Ph.D., PCS, in Chicago's motion analysis center

Return to Sports Testing - knee injuries

Sports Medicine treatment for knee injuries at Shriners Children's Chicago offers a team approach of pediatric orthopedic surgeons, on-site physical therapy and Return to Sports testing in the Motion Analysis Center, an on-site gait lab. Our entire team is dedicated to getting a child playing on their own team again. Jessica tore her ACL in a high school softball game. After arthroscopic surgery using a patellar tendon graft, physical therapy and Return to Sports Testing, she is back in the game and preparing to play softball at the college level.
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