Protokinetics For Pediatricians
Gait deviations frequently occur in pediatric patients as a result of dysfunction in the neuromuscular and skeletal systems.
Quantitative Gait Analysis (QGA) with Protokinetics PKMAS and Zeno Walkway provide
Pediatricians and surgeons can be aided by
Using observational gait analysis (OGA) alone tends to focus on gross deviations in the patient’s gait and may miss pathophysiology that reveals underlying conditions.
- Spacial and Temporal parameters
- coefficient of variation
- relative pressure
- step and stride
- gait phase
- gait cycle
- Center of Pressure (COP)
- static measurements such as quiet standing
- and more.
This gait and balance assessment data can be used to track the effects of neuromuscular diseases, surgical and therapeutic interventions on gait function, and to establish baseline gait function against which a patient’s progress can be compared.
Gait analysis maximizes efficiency for Pediatricians
As healthcare quickly moves towards outcomes which require quantitative analysis, shorter hospital stays and increased function, measuring gait will become more useful in tracking patient progress, functional loss or disability. Comparing data from gait analysis made before and during intervention can guide protocols and show when the effect of the intervention has plateaued.
Protokinetics PKMAS software and Zeno Walkway can PROVIDE DATA TO:
- Quantify functional gait outcomes
- Test intervention efficacy
- Track and report gait longitudinally
- Determine optimal performance condition to minimize muscle atrophy and assistive device reliance
- Compare bracing and walker conditions to maximize performance
- Show patients quantitative data to assist with patient compliance
- Send quantitative data to insurance companies to justify clinical choices and speed reimbursement.
- Quantify level of maturation and motor behavior delay