CMAS - Clinical Movement Analysis Society of UK and Ireland

CMAS - Clinical Movement Analysis Society of UK and Ireland

CMAS - Clinical Movement Analysis Society of UK and Ireland

CMAS is involved with the detailed analysis of human gait and more recently the analysis of the motion of the upper trunk and arms. The society was formed to encourage professional interaction, develop and monitor professional standards and training and to stimulate and advance scientific knowledge in the fields of clinical motion analysis. The biomechanics of human movement has attracted interest from the earliest days of science and medicine. Movement analysis began with clinical observation of patterns of movement then progressed to video recording allowing movement to be viewed repeatedly and in slow motion. Today, technology allows the detailed acquisition of 3D motion and force data which allows objective measures to be made. Movement analysis has many applications including sports science, medical research and the clinical management of patients with gait disorders.

Sheila Gibbs, Consultant Clinical Scientist at the Institute of Motion Analysis and Research was elected as Chair of CMAS in March 2012 for two years.

IMAR hosted the annual CMAS annual scientific meeting and AGM in 2010. This was a very successful meeting held at Discovery point on 29th and 30th March.