Wasserman Biomechanics Lab

The Wasserman Gait Laboratory The Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics at Sinai Hospital is home to the only gait analysis laboratory in the country that specializes in therapy treatment strategies for patients with orthopedic or neuromuscular conditions. The purpose of the gait laboratory is to conduct biomechanical assessment of walking disorders and difficulties for the purpose of achieving improved clinical treatment planning and outcomes.

What is Gait Analysis?
The Wasserman Gait Laboratory Clinical observation and radiographs are inadequate to assess the subtle dynamic aspects of walking. More comprehensive information is needed to prescribe effective clinical treatment. For this reason, the Wasserman Gait Laboratory uses sophisticated computer technology to run reports that monitor skeletal alignment, muscle function, and forces acting on the body during walking. The result is an objective and complete assessment of walking function.

Setting Up an Appointment
To schedule an appointment or obtain further information, please call 410-601-5945. Testing takes between 2 and 3 hours to complete. A signed prescription by your physician is required before we can proceed.

Insurance Coverage
Assessment of gait by this sophisticated technique is relatively new, and not all insurance plans cover the expense of this test. Our gait laboratory staff can assist you in determining whether this assessment technique is covered by your insurance plan.

Conditions Treated
The Wasserman Gait Laboratory provides treatment strategies for the following orthopedic and neuromuscular conditions:

  • Lower limb deformity
  • Limb length difference
  • Arthritis
  • Joint replacement
  • Poliomyelitis (infection of the spinal cord)
  • Leg amputation
  • Peripheral nerve injury
  • Spina bifida
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Muscular dystrophy

The Team
Anil Bhave, PT, Director
John E. Herzenberg, MD, Medical Director
Roland Starr, MS, Engineer

Directions to Sinai Hospital

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The Wasserman Gait Lab Podcast
Learn how one family's experience with the latest and most sophisticated computer technology applications at the Wasserman Gait Lab have meant the difference between a lifetime of painful, uneasy steps and finding a solution to help make walking easier.

Wasserman Gait Analysis Laboratory
Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics
Sinai Hospital
2401 West Belvedere Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21215