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Spatio-temporal analysis of clinical parameters to assess locomotor disorders

Units : Laboratory of Anatomy, Biomechanics and Organogenesis | ULB190

Description :

The aim of this project is to assess the relationships between lumbar and pelvic pain and several gait parameters using a GAITRite
electronic walkway. After establishing a normative database from 100 « healthy » subjects and verifying the validity and
reliability of measurements, patients suffering from various forms of low-back and pelvic pain are invited for gait analysis at
different velocities. By relating gait parameters to clinical information regarding pain and disability, it is expected to identify the
subgroups of patients that display alterations of gait parameters. Such information could be useful for therapeutic
decision-making.In pregnant women, pelvic girdle pain is a frequent complaint. Using the same methods, we are investigating the short- and
long-term effects of pelvic belts on spatio-temporal gait parameters as well as on dynamic centre of pressure analysis. 

List of persons in charge :

  • VAN SINT JAN Serge