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Staffordshire Conference on Clinical Biomechanics 2019

Building on the success of previous meetings, Staffordshire University is pleased to announce the 17th consecutive conference on clinical biomechanics at the University Campus, Stoke on Trent between April 4-6, 2019. This conference provides a forum for information dissemination on lower limb clinical biomechanics and will facilitate discussion on research and case studies in this field via plenary sessions. 

This year´s conference will have an exciting program and will be delivered in a novel way. For the first time, if you are unable to attend the conference, you will be able to watch a live stream of all the talks.


Registration is now open.  More information on registration can be found at

The main conference on Friday and Saturday will feature our keynote and invited speakers, who will outline the latest developments in the area of pathomechanics and pathology of the foot at risk and highlight the role of technology in understanding biomechanical principles with a focus on diagnosis and management of patients. There will be opportunities for debate and analysis of issues surrounding these topics.


Our invited speakers include:

Dr Alberto Leardini, Italy - Director of the Movement Analysis Laboratory, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli - Bologna (Italy). His initial research focused on methodological issues and clinical applications of human motion analysis. His interests evolved to three-dimensional videofluoroscopy, radiostereometry, and surgical navigation. He also made fundamental progresses on the mechanical modeling and prosthesis design of the ankle joint, and his novel total ankle replacement is still implanted with successful outcomes. He is now exploiting additive manufacturing and custom-design of orthotics and implants.


Dr Bruce Williams, USA - Past president of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and consults for a large and a varied range of commercial organisations. Bruce currently works at Weil Foot and Ankle Institute and conducts research in Physiotherapy, Orthopedic Surgery and Podiatry. He comments on the latest scientific and technological developments in relating to foot and ankle research.


Dr Kris D'Aout, UK - Works within the Evolutionary Morphology & Biomechanics Group of the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease of the University of Liverpool. Currently his work focuses on taking human locomotion research beyond the simplified conditions we have usually focused on, i.e. walking in a straight line on a flat substrate. These are not the conditions in which we evolved, and these are also not the conditions we encounter in day-to-day activities. He has a great interest in how gait is affected during healthy ageing, as well as in disease, with a particular interest in osteo-arthritis.


This year we are offering a couple of pre-conference workshops, which will take place on Thursday 4th April:

Time efficient objective gait analysis measures to improve clinical outcomes

Biosense Medical Ltd. will explore the technology options available from Tekscan Inc., APDM Inc. and Simi GmbH. to allow clinicians to introduce gait analysis into the services they offer which will help aid their clinical decision with objective measures and lower limb gait metrics.


FitStation powered by HP

FitStation powered by HP is a novel platform that combines 3D scanning, dynamic gait analysis technology and 3D printing to produce bespoke and custom-fit footwear. This workshop will provide hand-on experience of FitStation.