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Gait laboratory referrals

Who can refer

We accept referrals from:

  • paediatricians
  • orthopaedic surgeons
  • neurologists
  • GPs
  • and other doctors.

We will also accept referrals from community physiotherapists who have consulted with their paediatrician.

How to refer

Please address referrals to Mr Martin Gough or Dr Adam Shortland using the contact details in the referral contacts box on this page.

Referrals to our service should the state the reason for referral. For example:

  • Is a baseline assessment required?
  • Is the gait analysis to assist in treatment decision-making?
  • Do you have a particular intervention in mind?
  • Is this a follow-up assessment?

Please state the ambulatory level of the patient, and any relevant interventions that the patient has had.

If you wish for the patient to be assessed with their orthoses and/or assistive devices, please state this.

Referral criteria

The patient should be able to walk a distance of 15 metres either independently or with their assistive devices.

The patient should be at least four years old.

The test takes between one and a half and two and a half hours and is quite technical, so the patient should be able to relax and follow instructions.

Referral contacts

Tel: 020 7188 2476


Mr Martin Gough or Dr Adam Shortland
One small step gait laboratory
Guy’s Hospital
Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9RT

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