UNM Center for Gait and Motion Analysis

The Gait and Motion Analysis Laboratory (GMAL), located in the HSSB (Health Service Science Building,) is the only fully-equipped gait analysis laboratory at University of New Mexico. GMAL is designed to facilitate research activities in rehabilitation sciences, especially physical therapy related science and biomechanics. Since opening in 2012, the 1,038-square foot facility serves to promote multi-disciplinary scholarly activities of the Health Sciences Center in order to provide high-quality healthcare to our community. 

Ever since the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) House of Delegates adopted a new vision statement of the physical therapy profession in 2013, skills of recognition and validation of the movement system have been emphasized to improve the human experience thorough our physical therapy practices. Based on this vison, the GMAL lab will promote varied research activities as well as learning experiences for physical therapy-related sciences.    

Students and faculty who utilize the GMAL must adhere to the guidlines of the GMAL Policy in order to maintain a safe and effective working environment.

Our facility is also available for collaboration with researchers who want to quantify measures of movement in order to validate interventions, predict outcomes, or better understand the biomechanics of movement.

For more information, contact:

UNM Division of Physical Therapy
Phone: 505-272-5479

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

MSC10 5600
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: 505-272-2231 (clinic hotline) 505-272-4107 (academic office)
Fax: 505-272-8098