Clinical Movement Analysis Society grant award
Dr Fraser Philp, a Lecturer and Programme Director for Rehabilitation and Exercise Science in the School of Allied Health Professions, will undertake this work in partnership with the Clinical Movement Analysis Society of UK and Ireland (CMAS) and the Orthotic Research & Locomotor Assessment Unit (ORLAU) at RJAH.
There is a significant need to increase access to motion-analysis laboratories for both the upper and lower limbs.
A major barrier is the availability of motion-analysis laboratories which are structured to provide clinically useful information. Standardisation and quality assurance of measurement play an essential part in this, particularly regarding professional standards and training. CMAS was established in the early 2000’s and is responsible for setting and monitoring clinical practice standards for motion analysis laboratories. As a part of this project the researchers will look at how professionals who work in CMAS member laboratories are trained and provide evidence of competency. Outlining these processes and developing reference competency frameworks will support more laboratories in meeting standards and facilitate increased access to motion-analysis laboratories for patients. You can read more about this and other similar work here.