Motion Analysis Lab
The Motion Analysis and Human Performance Laboratory provides the platform for an integrated approach to patient care. The laboratory leverages the expertise of a team of physicians, therapists, biomechanists, and exercise physiologists along with state-of-the-art technology to provide the best possible care for the patient.
The laboratory is equipped with a 3D motion capture system, force platforms, force plate instrumented treadmill, electromyography system, and a metabolic cart. These systems are used to record and analyze complex aspects of human movement and performance that are not visible to the naked eye.
The Human Performance and Motion Analysis Laboratory provides a wide range of clinical services that span from the analysis of impaired gait in children with complex orthopedic and neuromuscular conditions to the running and throwing patterns of injured athletes. In the case of patients with neuromuscular conditions, the results from the 3D gait analyses are used to guide surgical and/or spasticity management recommendations. While for the injured athletes, the results are used to make return to play decisions or to guide rehabilitation.
Regardless of the specific context, the Motion Analysis and Human Performance Laboratory can provide objective measures of human movement and performance that can be used by our multi-disciplinary team of professionals to provide the highest quality patient care.