• Our Research

    The Cincinnati Children's Division of Sports Medicine is home to research investigators focused on promoting physical activity and sports participation in youth. The Center capitalizes on strong collaborations between the Divisions of Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics, Physical Therapy, the Heart Institute, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and others in the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation to produce hypothesis-driven discoveries focused on using sports participation and physical activity for health promotion and disease prevention.
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  • Sports Medicine Research Labs

    Human Performance Laboratory

    The Human Performance Laboratory, directed by Dr. Gregory Myer, was established by Cincinnati Children’s to provide a technology-driven laboratory to continually advance and validate cutting-edge injury prevention and athletic development programs. Our main focus is on conducting research on the effects of dynamic neuromuscular training programs and prescreening evaluations on injury and performance in athletes.

    Training Enhancement and Analysis of Movement Virtual Reality  (TEAM VR) Laboratory

    The TEAM VR Laboratory, directed by Dr. Adam Kiefer, is an ~2000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility that integrates virtual and augmented reality, biofeedback and eye tracking technologies for the study of sport performance enhancement and injury prevention. It houses two networked VR workstations, two wireless head mounted displays for the presentation of immersive virtual environments, and 16 infrared cameras for full body motion capture and avatar creation.

    Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy Research Laboratory

    The Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy Research Laboratory, represents a collaborative venture between the Division of Sports Medicine and the Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy.  Housed in the Center for Sports Medicine Research and directed by Dr. Mark Paterno, the focus of this lab is to improve the outcome of patients seeking orthopaedic and sports physical therapy services.  Our research team of clinicians and clinical scientists looks to investigate novel diagnostic and therapeutic interventions which have the potential to advance clinical care. 

    Physical Activity Epidemiology (PAcE) Laboratory

    The Physical Activity Epidemiology Laboratory, directed by Dr. Nicholas M. Edwards, investigates the effects of exercise and cardiorespiratory fitness on public health in the youth population. Using advanced techniques to record and track movement and cardiovascular risk factors, this lab partners with investigators in Preventive Cardiology and the Center for Better Health and Nutrition to better understand and explain the detrimental effects of physical inactivity and the protective effects of pursuing an active lifestyle.

    For more information on Sport Medicine Research, visit our research site or contact us.