About

clinical_movement2.jpgThe Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS) is a multi-disciplinary organization of physicians, allied health professionals, engineers, biomechanists and scientists working together to advance scientific knowledge, technical capabilities, and clinical practice in the field of human movement.

Mission
The mission of GCMAS is to improve functional outcomes and quality of life for individuals with any movement disorder at any age. We apply the latest technology and professional knowledge to measure, evaluate, and understand human movement, provide a forum for professional interaction and exchange of ideas, promote education, stimulate research, and disseminate current knowledge and best practices to enhance human movement and health.

Membership is available to all professionals and students interested in motion analysis, gait analysis, or the study of human movement. Information for individuals and families interested in learning about motion analysis or finding a motion analysis laboratory or gait laboratory will be added in the future.


Board of Directors

Executive Officers
President: Jason Long, PhD
President-Elect: TBD
Past-President: Krisanne Chapin, PhD
Secretary-Treasurer: Kirsten Tulchin-Francis, PhD

Council Chairs
2017 Conference Council: Bo Foreman, PhD and Bruce MacWilliams, PhD
2017 Program Council: Mark McMulkin, PhD and Jason Rhodes, MD
Awards Council: Aviva Wolf, PhD
Communications Council: Braden Romer, PhD
Education Council: Jenna Yentes, PhD
Membership Council: Ross Chafetz, DPT, PhD
Reimbursement Council: Sylvia Ounpuu, MSc
Research Council: Jinsup Young, PhD
Standards Council: TBD
Student Representative: Jenny Kent

Advisory Board
Past-President: Frank Chang, MD
Past-President: Tom Novacheck, MD
Member at Large: Howard Hillstrom, PhD

Administration
Society Administrator: Sahar Hassani


Previous GCMAS Conference Proceedings (Members Only)

Below, current GCMAS members will find links to past conference proceedings.

If members have electronic access to any proceedings not listed below, please contact the communications council chair as we are continuing to build this archive to make available for members.

2009 GCMAS Proceedings (Denver, CO)

2011 GCMAS Proceedings (Bethesda, MD)

2012 GCMAS Proceedings (Grand Rapids, MI)

2013 GCMAS Proceedings (Cincinnati, OH)

2014 GCMAS Proceedings (Newark, DE)

2015 GCMAS Proceedings (Portland, OR)

 


Gait & Posture Journal

Gait & Posture is the official journal of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS), European Society of Movement Analysis in Adults and Children (ESMAC), Società Italiana di Analisi del Movimento in Clinica (SIAMOC), and International Society for Posture and Gait Research (ISPGR).

Gait & Posture subscriptions are available for purchase separately from membership dues, and are priced based on membership level. Print subscriptions to Gait & Posture include online access, and online-only access is also available for purchase. For membership information please visit the Membership page.

Active members can register for online Gait & Posture access through the GCMAS portal at Elsevier's ScienceDirect service. You will be required to provide your Society Linked Email Address, which you can find by clicking "My Profile" when logged into the GCMAS website. Please note that activation of your Elsevier access may take 1-5 business days.

If you have a new subscription requiring activation, register with Elsevier for online access at:

Your membership number to access Gait & Posture will be the email address for your GCMAS Login:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/gapo/activate/gcmasmember

If you have already activated your subscription, you can access the Gait & Posture online archives at:

Your membership number to access Gait & Posture will be the email address for your GCMAS Login:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/gapo

Access to the online archives is determined by the effective date of membership. Also note that online access to the Gait & Posture archives is provided by Elsevier and does not involve the GCMAS website. The login credentials for the archives are not the same as the login credentials for this site.

Complete instructions for activating access and logging into the Gait & Posture archives are available for download at the bottom of this page.

gapos online access instructions.pdf

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Events


Society Links

Commission for Motion Laboratory Accreditation (CMLA)
CMLA is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1997 to be the governing body for clinical motion laboratory accreditation. Its mission is to enhance the clinical care of persons with disorders of human motion by evaluating and accrediting clinical motion laboratories by a set of standard criteria. The GCMAS is a Member Society of CMLA and has two liaisons who sit on the Board of Directors to represent the interests of the GCMAS.
www.cmlainc.org

European Society of Movement Analysis for Adults and Children (ESMAC)
The purpose of ESMAC is to stimulate and advance scientific knowledge, professional interaction and the exchange of ideas among Society members relating to movement analysis in adults and children in clinical and research settings. The Society holds an annual scientific meeting which is normally preceded by an instructional course for gait analysis.
www.esmac.org

International Society for Posture and Gait Research (ISPGR)
ISPGR provides a multidisciplinary forum for basic and clinical scientists to present and discuss the latest research and clinical findings relating to the control of posture and gait and related disorders.
www.ispgr.org

American Society of Biomechanics
The mission of ASB is to encourage and foster the exchange of information and ideas among biomechanists working in different disciplines and fields of application, biological sciences, exercise and sports science, health sciences, ergonomics and human factors, and engineering and applied science, and to facilitate the development of biomechanics as a basic and applied science.
www.asbweb.org

Walking With Richard
This is Dr. Richard Baker's online blog, regularly updated with his notes on gait analysis and lower limb biomechanics. Several of his presentations and lectures are available for download.
www.wwRichard.net


Contact Us


Services

The GCMAS has previously offered the following tutorials, workshops, symposiums, and consulting services to members and Fine Wire EMG non-members. These workshops are available often available on a fee basis and can be a standalone event or paired with existing symposiums or conferences. 

  • Motion Analysis for Beginners
  • Indications and Explicit Guidance for Bony Surgery Using Gait Analysis
  • Toe Walking: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Decision-making Using Gait Analysis
  • From Body to Joints to Muscles: An Integrative Multi-Scale Assessment of Ankle and Foot Function in Human Locomotion
  • Indications and Explicit Guidance for Bony Surgery Using Gait Analysis
  • Why We Walk The Way We Do
  • Quantitative Clinical and Biomechanical Analysis of Upper Extremity Movement Dysfunction
  • I downloaded OpenSim – NOW WHAT?
  • Gait Analysis Data Interpretation: Understanding kinematic relationships within and across planes of motion
  • Induced Acceleration Analysis for Everyone
  • Biomechanical Models for Gait Analysis – Which One Should We Choose
  • Indications and Explicit Guidance for Soft Tissue Surgery Using Gait Analysis
  • Commission for Motion Laboratory Accreditation (CMLA)
  • Clinical Applications of Nonlinear Analysis
  • Innovative Techniques in EMG Analysis
  • Problem Solving in Clinical Movement Analysis: The Challenge of Running a Quality Service
  • Integrated Quantitative Spasticity Assessment
  • Automation of Data Collection, Analysis, Storage, Reporting, & Retrieval in Motion Analysis Laboratories
  • Impairment Focused Interpretation: A clinical reasoning approach to the interpretation and understanding of gait analysis data
  • Robotic Lower Limb Exoskeletons for Human Locomotion
  • Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) - Theory and Practice
  • Minimally Invasive Multi-level Surgery & Rehabilitation for children with Cerebral Palsy
  • Software for Interactive Musculosketetal Modeling (SIMM) to facilitate modeling, animation and analysis of 3D musculosketetal systems.
  • Database development and management
  • Foot Modeling: Common Techniques and Clinical Applications

The society is in the process of organizing and hosting webinars that will be available to members and non-members. Information will be posted on the website as it becomes available. If there is a specific topic of interest, or if you are interested in organizing such an event, please email communications@gcmas.org.

 


Find A Lab

Below is a list of clinical and research gait labs within North America. The drop down tab in the top left of the map will aid in delineating various lab types for easier navigation.

If you are a lab director that would like to update your lab's information, or add your lab information to the map, please contact Dr. Braden Romer at communications@gcmas.org.  

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