2019 GCMAS Annual Conference

Clinical Symposium: Practical Use of Instrumented Gait Analysis in Orthopedics

Friday, March 29, 2019 10:30am – 12:30pm

This symposium will provide real clinical examples of the use of Instrumented Gait Analysis (IGA) in conditions typically seen by orthopedic surgeons and rehabilitation professionals. A distinguished panel of 7 leading orthopedists will present and discuss cases from their clinical motion laboratories in this highly interactive session. Conditions considered will include clubfoot, Charcot Marie Tooth disease, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and adolescent sports injuries.


At the completion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe the role of IGA in the evaluation of children with clubfeet, and how different treatment approaches impact gait and function.
  2. Understand how IGA is used to assess children with spina bifida to optimize treatment recommendations and outcome.
  3. Explain how the assessment of complex foot and ankle deformities in Charcot Marie Tooth Disease can be enhanced with information from IGA, to improve patient functional outcomes.
  4. Integrate IGA data to enhance assessment and decision-making in ambulatory children with CP.
  5. Understand the role of computerized motion analysis in the evaluation of young athletes.
  6. Discuss ways to develop consistent approaches to data interpretation and evidence based clinical recommendations.
  7. Provide a forum for discussion of regional and national trends related to the clinical use of IGA in orthopedics and rehabilitation.


Robert Kay, MD

Dr. Kay received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and medical degree from Johns Hopkins. He completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at UCLA and a pediatric orthopaedic fellowship at Atlanta Scottish Rite. Dr. Kay has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles and 20 book chapters. Dr. Kay is active in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, and the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society. Dr. Kay is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics and the Board of Directors for the Committee for Motion Laboratory Accreditation. Dr. Kay has been Medical Director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) since 1997 and served as Chief of Staff at CHLA from 2009-2011. He is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery (Clinical Scholar) at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.


Julianne Seas, DO

Julieanne P. Sees, DO, FAOA, FAOAO, Medical Director of the Neuro-Orthopedic Rehabilitation Unit, is a pediatric neuro-orthopaedic surgeon caring for children with neuromuscular conditions at Nemours / Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, the Medical Center of Delaware and Thomas Jefferson University. She is Associate Professor of Campbell University Jerry M Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Rowan University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Midwestern University College of Osteopathic Medicine.


Lori A. Karol, MD – Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, TX

Long Term Follow-up of Individuals with Clubfoot Deformity: TSRH Experience

Dr. Lori Karol is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas-Southwestern, and assistant chief of staff at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, where she has practiced pediatric orthopaedic surgery in Dallas for 24 years. She graduated with her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan, where she was enrolled in the six-year Inteflex combined premedical and medical program. She then completed her residency at the Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center in 1990, and was a Dorothy Edwards fellow in pediatric orthopaedics and scoliosis at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in 1991. In addition to her clinical duties at TSRH, she is also the medical director of the Movement Science Laboratory, and the chair of the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Committee. Dr. Karol is the past president and first female president of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, and is a member of the board of directors of the Scoliosis Research Society.


Kristan Pierz, MD – Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Case Studies in Charcot Marie Tooth

Dr. Kristan Pierz is an Associate Professor with the School of Medicine at the University of Connecticut and has practiced as an orthopaedic surgeon at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center since 2001. She has served as the medical director for the Center for Motion Analysis since 2012 and has been the site director for resident education at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center since 2006. After obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, she entered medical school at the University of Connecticut, stayed there for her residency in orthopaedic surgery, and then traveled to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery.


Benjamin J. Shore, MD – Boston Children’s Hospital

Case Studies in Cerebral Palsy

Dr. Benjamin Shore grew up in Toronto, Canada, where he completed high school and attended Upper Canada College. After high school, he moved to Victoria on the west coast of Canada to play rugby and study biology. Dr. Shore graduated university with high honors and was a Rhodes Scholar nominee. After obtaining a degree in biology and pre-medical studies, he returned to Ontario to complete medical school and orthopedic training at Western Ontario.

After his orthopedic training, Dr. Shore moved to Melbourne, Australia to pursue a pediatric orthopedic fellowship at the Royal Children’s Hospital under Professor Kerr Graham. It was here he obtained his subspecialty training in cerebral palsy. After Melbourne, he returned to Boston to complete a second fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital and has remained on staff since 2010.

Dr. Shore is an active member of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA). His is also the recipient of the St. Giles Young Investigator Award (POSNA), the Clinician Scientist Development Program Award (CSDP) and the Charles H. Hood Foundation Child Health Research Award. His research interests include outcome measurement in cerebral palsy, trauma outcomes and management of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease.


Vineeta T. Swaroop, MD – Anne & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Case Studies in Spina Bifida

Dr. Swaroop is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, assistant professor specializing in pediatric orthopaedics at the Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She received her MD from the Georgetown University School of Medicine and then completed orthopaedic residency at Northwestern University followed by a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego. Since 2008, she has been faculty of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Swaroop plays an active role in the education of residents and medical students, and she has delivered numerous presentations and educational seminars at orthopaedic conferences around the country. She is active in research and has authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters. She has been Director of the AAOS Oral Board Review course since 2013. Dr. Swaroop specializes in the orthopaedic treatment of pediatric patients with neuromuscular diseases such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida, developmental delay associated with various syndromes, as well as in complex congenital/acquired hip and foot pathologies.


Curt Vandenberg, MD – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Case Studies in Sports Medicine

Dr. VandenBerg is an orthopaedic surgeon with advanced specialty training in pediatric orthopaedic surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine. HIs current practice is focused on the care of pediatric and adolescent athletes with knee, shoulder, elbow, hip, and ankle disorders.

Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he went on to the University of Michigan, where he was manager for the baseball team and graduated with a B.S. in Biology. He attended Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and served as class president. He completed his internship and residency at Columbia University’s St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. During this time, he also gained further experience in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. After his orthopaedic surgery residency, Dr. VandenBerg completed two years of advanced fellowship training: first at Children’s Hospital Colorado in pediatric orthopaedic surgery and then at the University of Michigan in orthopaedic sports medicine. During his sports medicine fellowship, he served as a team physician for Division 1 college sports teams, including the University of Michigan football and hockey teams.