Sports Performance Program

The Sports Performance team at Texas Children’s Motion Analysis and Human Performance Laboratory takes the same biomechanical principles and state-of-the-art technology used in Clinical Gait Analysis for patients with neuromuscular conditions and applies them to pediatric and adolescent athletes of all levels. Generally, Sports Performance patients use the lab to guide treatment of sports-related injuries, with specific clinical areas of focus including running/lower extremity, throwing, ACL and concussion.

About the Lab

Texas Children’s Motion Analysis and Human Performance Laboratory leverages the expertise of a team of physicians, therapists, biomechanists and exercise physiologists along with state-of-the-art computer and sensor technology to study, analyze and help improve how the human body moves. The laboratory is equipped with a 3D motion capture system, force platforms, force plate instrumented treadmill, electromyography system and a metabolic cart.

Motion analysis is used to provide your health care team with information about your movement patterns, muscle activation and force generation during functional tasks such as walking, running and jumping. This type of information is not visible to the naked eye and cannot be assessed with visual observations