Sports Medicine

  • Programs and Services

    Motion Analysis

    The motion analysis system at the Human Performance Laboratory is a first-of-its-kind functional analysis system for both research and clinical applications. The system consists of an all-digital 10 camera real-time 3D motion analysis system. It is used in studies involving:

    • Injury prevention
    • Performance enhancement
    • Training and rehabilitative treatment methods
    • Surgical outcomes

    The information gained from the Human Performance Laboratory is invaluable to physicians, therapists, trainers and coaches who want to help athletes achieve peak performance and an injury free season. The Human Performance Laboratory is also developing an injury-screening test that will help identify those athletes who might be at a greater risk for sports injuries.

    Return-to-Sport Assessment

    The return-to-sport assessment is used with athletes who are recovering from an injury that has left them sidelined. Our experienced sports biomechanists will assess the athlete upon completing physical therapy, which will help determine if  he or she is ready to return to full competitive activity.  

    Learn more about the basic, advanced and customized assessments available:

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    BASIC

    Return-to-Sport Assessment – BASIC

    Includes a detailed analysis in the following areas:

    • 2D biomechanical analysis of sports movements
    • Lower extremity strength assessment
    • Flexibility
    • Ligament and general joint laxity
    • Athletic power
    • General training recommendations

    ADVANCED

    Return-to-Sport Assessment – ADVANCED

    Includes a detailed analysis in the following areas:

    • 3D biomechanical analysis of sports movements
    • Lower extremity strength assessment
    • Flexibility
    • Ligament and general joint laxity
    • Athletic power
    • Athlete specific training recommendations and report

    CUSTOMIZED SPORT RELATED SKILL ANALYSIS

    Return-to-Sport Assessment – CUSTOMIZED SPORT RELATED SKILL ANALYSIS

    Detailed analysis in the following areas:

    • 3D biomechanical analysis of sports movements
    • Lower extremity strength assessment
    • Flexibility
    • Ligament and general joint laxity
    • Athletic power
    • Athlete specific training recommendations
    • DVD of sports movements

  • Performance Training Programs

    The certified strength and conditioning specialists in the Human Performance Laboratory offer various levels of performance enhancement training for all athletes. There has been a large variety of athletes to complete the performance training programs, from figure skaters to football players.  All of the training takes place in the Human Performance Laboratory and utilizes various equipment including kettlebells, power squat racks, dumbbells, resistance bands, balance training tools, Swiss balls, reaction training tools and a high-speed treadmill that goes up to 25 mph and a 40 percent incline.

    Dynamic Neuromuscular Analysis (DNA) Program

    This is our most popular program for beginning athletes and is offered in a group setting of approximately 20 athletes. This is a six-week training program that meets three times a week for 60 minutes each session.  The DNA program includes:

    • Plyometrics training
    • Agility training
    • Core stability training
    • Beginning-level resistance training

    DNA Speed Program

    Our DNA Speed Program includes three 90-minute sessions a week for six weeks in a small group setting with up to 20 athletes per group and four or more trainers per group. Each athlete receives two types of training (see below) per day. Also included with the DNA Speed Program is pre- and post-screening of musculoskeletal problems and performance criteria. The DNA Speed Program includes:

    • High-speed treadmill training
    • Plyometrics training
    • Agility training
    • Core stability training
    • Resistance training

    VIP Training

    VIP Training is a personalized scheduled setting that is limited to no more than three athletes at a time doing high-performance training tailored to the needs of each athlete. VIP training sessions can be purchased in packages of 18 sessions.

    DNA Back to Play

    This type of training is designed for the postsurgical or acutely injured athlete who needs to transition from physical therapy to full-go sports participation. One-on-one training is administered under the direction of a physical therapist or a sports biomechanist to address the athlete’s individual needs for a safe return to competitive play.

 
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  • Contact Us

    If you are interested in learning more about our research or contacting a member of our staff,  call 513-636-4366 or email us at sportsmed@cchmc.org.