Texas Children’s Motion Analysis and Human Performance Laboratory sees more than 200 young athletes annually as part of our comprehensive Sports Medicine Program. Information obtained from our lab helps the athlete’s care team:

  • Identify motions that increase injury risk so athletes can modify movements to reduce the risk of future injury or re-injury
  • Provide effective sports injury treatments
  • Gauge success of treatments and interventions
  • Safely return the athlete to their sport(s) of choice

Our state-of-the-art facility is able to simulate several real-life sports environments, such as a pitcher’s mound, in order to see how specific motions and forces interact with and affect the athlete’s body and joints. Using this information, we can identify athletes at a greater risk of injury and customize treatment and prevention plans designed to keep them healthy and competitive long-term.

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ACL injuries are among the biggest challenges for many young athletes to overcome. Once an injury has occurred, careful monitoring of the individual’s ability to perform non-compensated functional movements is necessary.

For young athletes, a concussion is a potentially serious injury in which the brain does not function normally following a blow to the head and can lead to learning problems, behavior problems, and in rare instances, death.

Running analysis is a specialized form of motion analysis used by physical therapists and sports medicine physicians to identify impairments related to running mechanics, strength or flexibility.

Some of the most popular sports among youth rely heavily on throwing. Whether your athlete is a football quarterback, baseball pitcher or softball shortstop, throwing motion analysis can provide an important assessment of strengths, opportunities for improvement and potential areas of concern.