Minister of Public Health Inspects the First Gait Lab+ in Qatar

Human Services

The Minister of Public Health, Her Excellency Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, today visited Hamad Medical Corporation’s newly established Gait Lab+, an advanced motion analysis laboratory that uses state-of-the-art computer technology to provide three-dimensional (3-D) Motion Analysis capability in the assessment of walking (or gait) impediments. Located in the Qatar Rehabilitation Institute (QRI), this service is the latest expansion of specialized diagnostic and treatment rehabilitation services for children and adults.

The Gait Lab+ is a new specialized service in QRI that delivers gait related diagnostic assessments and therapeutic services addressing the various domains of walking performance including balance, strength, coordination, endurance, postural alignment, joint kinematics, kinetic forces, and gait patterns. The assessment reports produced by the lab systems reflect the real-time condition of patients and support the clinicians in forming, reviewing, and validating their treatment decision-making whether it be for medical prescriptions or procedures, orthotic prosthetic prescriptions, and or therapeutic interventions.

Patients can be referred to the Gait Lab+ by HMC healthcare professionals for an initial screening performed by the Gait Lab Triage Team. If approved for this service, the patient is scheduled for a visit to the facility where their medical and functional status are verified by the Lab clinicians against the Lab’s established criteria.

 

Source: Government of Qatar