The Hugh Williamson Gait Analysis Laboratory is a world leader
in the analysis of walking disorders in children. Using state of
the art equipment our highly specialist staff are able to determine
why children walk the way they do. Knowing this it is then possible
to plan treatment individually for each child.
Our aim is to
The laboratory is equipped with the very latest measuring
equipment to allow us to perform a range of tests. Depending
on an individual's ability and requirements you may see
all or just some of the equipment we have.
All the tests are safe to perform with children, they do not
cause any pain but sometimes it can be hard work. If you get tired
we will give you a break and a refreshment if you wish.
The gait analysis laboratory itself is simply a room large
enough for you to walk up and down in easily. The lab
itself is about 12 metres long and 10 metres wide to allow
room for walking and the equipment.
We have now moved to the New Royal Children's Hospital, which is
located next to the site of the old one on Flemington Road,
Patient and visitor paid parking entries are now located on
Flemington Road.Tram 59 (Flinders street to Airport West) and
tram 55 (West Coburg to the Domain interchange) both stop
outside the hospital.
You can find the Gait Lab Reception on the 1st floor of the
East Building. From Main Street or the car park take the
Yellow lifts to the 1st floor and head down the corridor
opposite the lifts. Gait Lab is on the right.
The Hugh Williamson Gait Analysis Laboratory is named in
recognition of the significant grant that the Hugh Williamson
Foundation gave to the Royal Children's Hospital to establish the
first gait analysis laboratory in Australia especially for
children. The Hugh Williamson Gait Laboratory was first opened on
the 19th June 1995 and was funded in its first year through the
Hugh Williamson Foundation Grants. Since June 1998, the laboratory
has been funded by the Victorian Government.
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Telephone +61 3 9345 5522
50 Flemington Road Parkville
Victoria 3052 Australia