Leuven Gait Course 2019

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Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California Assistant Chief of Orthopaedics Jon Robert Davids, M.D. has been invited as faculty to present at the 2019 meeting of the annual clinical gait analysis courses in cooperation with University Hospital Pellenberg, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. This course will be held in Leuven, Belgium.

Dr. Davids is an internationally recognized pediatric orthopaedic surgeon noted for his work in treating children with cerebral palsy. The full course materials can be downloaded below.  We hope you find them beneficial and share them widely.

Enhancing Observational Gait Analysis Using Mobile Device Technology and the Edinburgh Visual Gait Scale
Dr. Jon Robert Davids

In settings where 3-Dimensional gait analysis is impossible, observational gait assessment using the validated Edinburgh Visual Gait Score (EVGS) can aid in the communication of gait deviations and the measurement gait changes after surgical intervention.  Coupled with an understanding of the normal phases of gait, the EVGS can substantially improve observational gait assessment through its comprehensive scoring system at the trunk, pelvis, hip, knee, and foot/ankle.  With slow-motion video analysis now available through mobile app technology, quantitative observational gait assessment using the EVGS can truly be at your fingertips.