Motion Analysis Center - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Skip to Content

Welcome to RIC's Motion Analysis Center

Clinical Motion Analysis Center/Gait Analysis

Pediatric Patient at RIC Motion Analysis Center
Patients Come to RIC’s
MAC for help with these
  • Balance Disorders
  • Brace or Prosthetic
    Device Modification
  • Brain injuries
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Hip and Joint Problems
  • Muscular Dystrophies
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Spina Bifida
  • Stroke or Cerebral
    Vascular Disease

One of the most effective ways to study how people walk or otherwise move their bodies is through motion analysis. Using specialized cameras, computer technology captures and measures muscle activity, joint motion and forces, and pressure under the feet during walking.

RIC offers this sophisticated assessment for children and adults at the Motion Analysis Center (MAC), the only clinical MAC in the Chicago metropolitan area and one of the few in the United States that serves both children and adults with gait and movement disorders.

Many of the patients assessed are children, but the equipment, techniques, and staff at RIC have proven invaluable in the examination of other diagnoses that may develop later in childhood or in adulthood.

You'll find the clinical Motion Analysis Center in Suite 1466 of RIC’s flagship hospital at 345 East Superior Street in Chicago.

Learn More:

  • Patients – Information for current or prospective MAC Patients, including how to schedule an appointment
  • Clinicians – Information for clinicians or professional referrals
  • MAC FAQs – Answers to the most frequently asked questions

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment, call (312) 238-1447 directly. You'll receive an appointment package; please fill out the documents and bring them to your apointment. For more information, see the MAC Patients page.