The Human Dynamics Research Laboratory has the most current technology available that allows for the evaluation of musculoskeletal performance in athletes and orthopaedic patients. This facility houses two laboratories.
The Biomechanical Motion and Analysis Laboratory (Heather Vincent, PhD) is used in the diagnosis of disorders related to human locomotion and in developing and testing the effectiveness of rehabilitation programs. It is also used to evaluate a patient before and after surgery, such as ACL repair, to measure improvement and outcome.
The Human Performance Laboratory (Heather Vincent, PhD) was created to conduct research on orthopaedic rehabilitation programs, metabolism, body composition and exercise. There are designated areas for cardiopulmonary and aerobic fitness testing, electrocardiograms, gait testing, ultrasound, muscle biopsies and strength testing and training. The Lab offers exercise prescriptions, nutritional analysis and advice, and measurements of body composition and metabolic rate.