Motion, gait and function – Eva Broström's research group

The research group is connected to the neuro-paediatric and orthopaedic clinics in Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital. The group is multi-professional and put together by physiotherapists, orthopaedists, orthotists and biomechanists.

ISO certified

The clinical Gait Analysis unit, which is a part of the orthopaedic department, is certified according to ISO 9001 since 2010. The research group Motion and Gait analysis is an integrated part of the ISO 9001 certification.

Our goal is to contribute to and transfer research findings from both clinical and medical areas to physiotherapy, ortopedics and orthotics, as well as other associated clinical fields.

The overall aim is to enhance the management level for both children and adults, in particular, to improve diagnosing, simplify choice of treatment, methods, evaluate treatment outcome and assure high treatment quality in children and adults with motor disorder.

We will take part in exploring and explaining compensatory strategies to find solutions and measures for a high participation level:

  • Development and improvement of biomechanical models with respect to the human movement functions
  • Improve function and reduce secondary problems among the various natural stories
  • Development of assessment tools which measure treatment effects
  • Deepen the knowledge of various factors influence and how they interact, e.g. joint contractures/swelling, spasticity, muscle strength and spatial orientation/navigation
  • Investigate subjective pain and its influence on movement
  • Evaluate effects of medical treatment with respect to walking function

Research projects

  • Function - a biomechanical perspective
  • Motion and walking function in children with motor disorder
  • Goal directed therapy (GDT)
  • Biomechanics of human movement

PhD projects

  • Idiopathic toe-walking (ITW) in children
  • Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita
  • Gait deviations - inflammatory joint diseases
  • Posture in children with bilateral cerebral palsy
  • Hip and knee osteoarthritis
  • Knee arthroplasty - a gender perspective
  • Paediatric femur shaft fractures
  • Ankle injury and deformity
  • Knee function in children

Staff and contact

Group leader

All members of the group