The ESMAC has started to establish a European Clinical Practice Guideline for Gait Analysis. The purpose of this action will be to: improve the quality of clinical gait analysis (CGA), assure transparency of data collection and data interpretation, facilitate data sharing, promote CGA as a clinical tool, facilitate insurance reimbursement for CGA, and facilitate the tasks management of gait lab.
This project will use a modified Delphi process, will include experts of CGA (clinicians, engineers, scientists, lab technicians and industry experts) and will be based on the work already done by national societies (CMAS, SIAMOC, SOFAMEA, SMALLL, GAMMA). For instance, the most advanced works are the CMAS Standards (https://cmasuki.org/cmas-working-groups/) and the SIAMOC paper (Benedetti et al., 2017).
The first step of this project was to define the scope of the European Clinical Practice Guideline for Gait Analysis and to identify experts of CGA interested to participate.
The results of the survey are here. The ESMAC thanks all the participants who completed the survey.
Next steps will be announced soon.