The Biomechanics and Motor Performance Laboratory supports teaching and research utilizing state of the art equipment for a broad array of kinesiological activities including three-dimensional motion (kinematic) analysis that can integrate force (kinetic) and electromyographic (EMG) measures; motor performance testing of the spine and extremities, and measures of static and dynamic balance.
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Students become versatile in physical therapist patient examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention. Skills include alleviating patients' movement impairments and functional limitations by designing, implementing and modifying therapeutic interventions to help patients return to function. Students also are prepared to educate patients and families, to promote fitness, health and quality of life in all age groups, and to consult with community members and organizations.
The Therapeutics laboratory supports teaching in-depth skills to Physical Therapy students in the neuromuscular and musculoskeletal systems. Students learn management of patients following musculoskeletal injury, surgical procedures, central nervous system pathologies (stroke, traumatic brain injury), spinal cord injury, amputation, chronic conditions and various kinds of temporary debilitation.