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Movement Assessment Centre, C.H. Riddell

Provides movement assessments using motion analysis technologies for clients with complex musculoskeletal, neurological or mobility issues.

Assesses and measures an individual's movement (typically walking) using a variety of motion analysis technologies including motion capture and high speed video (frequently referred to as clinical gait analysis). Interpretation of motion analysis data is used to:

  • assist in clinical decision making
  • quantify the effects of an intervention

Clients may have various underlying diagnoses including cerebral palsy, stroke, brain injury or other
neurological or muscular problem that results in complex gait and movement patterns requiring advanced assessment technologies.

Assessment and recommendations require specific and measureable clinical questions that are
best-answered by motion analysis.

Contact Details

Alberta Children's Hospital

Location Info
C0-120B (Lower level)
28 Oki Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
T3B 6A8

Main entrance

Lifts accessible onsite

Getting There

Parking map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Service Providers May Include
orthopaedic surgeons, orthotists, physiatrists, physiotherapists, rehabilitation engineers

Referring source must provide a clinical referral question that is best-answered by motion analysis to guide assessment.

  • multi-level and/or multi-planar involvement in walking
  • individuals must be able to tolerate the rigor of motion analysis data gathering
  • assessed motion (usually gait) must be appropriate for motion analysis
  • Alberta Children's Hospital tertiary-level physician referral required (on exception, referrals from external physicians are considered with approval of program coordinator in consult with medical director)
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Referrals accepted from clinics within Alberta Children's Hospital. External referrals might be appropriate if clinical referral question is best-answered by motion analysis technology. Referrers can contact the service for details.

Wait Times

Waiting period depends on urgency of clinical question on referral.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Also Known As
C.H. Riddell Movement Assessment Centre
Gait Lab, Riddell Movement Assessment Centre