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About Us

OREC's Sports Medicine Motion Analysis Laboratory is used for developing, validating, and advancing injury prevention and performance enhancement in athletes. This laboratory simulates real-life sports environments using equipment such as pitcher’s mound, golfing tee box, and batting cage to facilitate the study of the motion of the athlete’s body and the forces acting at their joints. By understanding these motions and loads, we can learn to identify athletes at a greater likelihood of injury and measures of performance.

 

Our Mission

The mission of OREC's Sports Medicine Motion Analysis Laboratory is to discover the mechanisms behind injury, rehabilitation, and performance and apply them to improve the outcomes and optimize performance for the athletes that come through the lab, as well as to advance sports medicine research as a whole.

 

Featured Capabilities

The 1600-square-foot Sports Medicine Motion Analysis Laboratory is located within the Froedtert and Medical College Sports Medicine Center. Equipment in the laboratory includes a MAC motion analysis system, a SIMI motion analysis system, two high-speed video cameras, two AMTI force plates, an F-Scan foot insole pressure system, a pressure treadmill, a 16-sensor EMG system, and a Biodex extremity evaluation system. An artificial pitching mound, golfing tee box, batting cage, basketball hoop, stationary bikes, treadmills and weights are also available to accommodate various athletes and studies.