Center for Gait and Movement Analysis (CGMA)

The Center for Gait and Movement Analysis  (CGMA) is a facility dedicated to the study of human movement for the purpose of understanding complex gait and motion abnormalities in children and adults. We then use this knowledge to improve quality of life for individuals with neurological and skeletal disorders.

CGMA was first developed in 1999 as a collaborative effort between Children's Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado Denver Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Department of Orthopedics. CGMA now occupies a 4800 sq. ft. space on the lower level of Children's Hospital Colorado's on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

The updated and expanded facility—also the first and only clinical movement analysis lab in Colorado—was designed specifically to increase capacity so that multi-center projects and expanded clinical service in sports performance, hip, spine, upper extremity assessment, and whole body biomechanics could be undertaken.

With additional faculty support from the Denver Veteran Affairs Medical Center, University of Colorado Department of Bioengineering, and the Colorado School of Mines, CGMA combines a multidisciplinary team of physicians, physical therapists, kinesiologists, and engineers with the measurement tools necessary to quantify all aspects of human movement.