Introducing Our Biomechanics Lab at Greenwich Sports Medicine
We are beyond excited to introduce our newest addition here at Greenwich Sports Medicine; our new state-of-the-art biomechanics lab. Whether you’re trying to stay pain free for your morning run, gear up for recruiting season, or you’re training for your next Iron Man, we’ve got just final ingredient for your best performance yet. The biomechanics lab allows us to measure and gather real-time, high-quality data that we convert into custom treatment plans.
Applicable to rehabilitation, return-to-play, and high-performance training, having access to research-grade testing including sEMG (muscle testing), dual force plate analysis, joint capture data, and a pressure-plate treadmill now makes us one of only a handful of clinics in the country to provide patients with this technology.
What Can We Measure?
With this new technology we are able to measure and test a number of sports-specific movements which will aid in not only treating our patients, but assisting in performance as well as injury prevention. We will be implementing the following testing protocols into our evaluation process:
- Running Gait Analysis
- Cycling Analysis
- Neuromuscular Function
- ACL Return-To-Play
- Movement Pattern Assessments (Squat, Jumps, Cutting, etc.)
We will also be utilizing this data for biofeedback training with patients. This will be beneficial for gait retraining as well as neuromuscular training in postoperative patients and more.
Who Could Benefit From The Lab?
With our lab, we will be able to see sport-specific data including how muscles are firing, how force is being generated, and how joints are operating under load, all of which will guide our treatment plans and help to assist trainers, coaches, and parents in decision making. Patients that can benefit from this data include:
- Athletes looking to enhance performance by fine-tuning biomechanics and force production
- Those looking to return-to-play following injury/surgery such as ACL repair, labral surgeries, or rotator cuff repair
- Runners wanting full gait analysis utilizing our research-grade facility
- Cyclists hoping to improve performance/decrease injury risk
- Chronic pain patients
The data our new lab provides will help take recovery and performance to the next level, allowing us visualize and objectively measure movement and activity that is not possible with the human eye.
Biomechanics researchers investigate how the musculoskeletal system interacts with external forces and environmental stimuli. The accumulated data is applied in fields such as sports science, ergonomics, gait evaluation, physical rehabilitation and the performing arts.