Research in our gait laboratory


We carry out research in the Gait Laboratory on a regular basis. Research has an important role to play in the development of evidence-based practice.


Research helps to


  • Improve our knowledge
  • Provide data to support different treatments


Our research has made unique contributions to the management of people with different types of walking difficulties. We present research topics at national and international conferences and we publish papers and abstracts. To date, the Gait Laboratory has looked at


  • The classification of walking patterns in children with cerebral palsy
  • Abnormalities and compensations of children with hemiplegia
  • The identification of idiopathic toe walkers
  • Factors associated with internal hip rotation in cerebral palsy clients groups
  • A quality score in relation to walking
  • Walking patterns in people with Charcot-Marie-Tooth
  • The effectiveness of Botulinum Toxin in spastic muscle groups.


If you are interested in finding out more about gait analysis, we have a recommended reading list



  • Gait Laboratory leaflet (.pdf download)
  • Information for clients (.pdf download)
  • Information for referrers (.pdf download)