Health Minister visits Qatar’s first Gait Lab+ at QRI

Health Minister visits Qatar’s first Gait Lab+ at QRI

By QLNews

Qatar’s Minister of Public Health Her Excellency Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari yesterday visited the country’s first Gait Lab+, an advanced motion analysis laboratory that uses modern computer technology to offer 3-D motion analysis of walking impediments.

Set up at the Qatar Rehabilitation Institute (QRI), the lab adds to the specialized diagnostic and treatment rehabilitation services available in the country.

It also comes under the country’s commitment to investing in proven technological solutions to benefit patients and supports the National Health Strategy 2018-2022.

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.

Medical Director of QRI and Rumailah Hospital and National Health Strategy 2018-2022 Lead for Healthy Ageing, Dr Hanadi Al Hamad explained that the goal for the Gait Lab+ is to enable enhanced integration of gait analysis and appropriate treatment plan within the holistic care of the patient.

“It is not always possible to see what kind of challenges a person may have with their walking from simple visual observation, and if left unaddressed, these challenges can lead to additional mobility restrictions and possibly more pain experienced by the patient. The advanced equipment systems available in the Gait Lab+ provide quantitative measurements and reporting of the patient’s functional movements in terms of posture, balance and walking.

"The multiple high-spec cameras and specialized software enable our professional team to provide real-time objective reflections of the patients’ functional performance status or condition and enables them to have confidence in the treatment recommendations to help the patient improve their gait and become more mobile."

“The plus (+) sign added to the Gait Lab signifies the availability of advanced therapeutic systems and devices that provide specialized features and benefits coupled with integrated exercises and training protocols designed to promote optimization of performance. The treatment program is provided by a multidisciplinary team of experts in QRI to ensure a holistic approach to patient care,” added Dr. Al Hamad.

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