Injury Prevention & Performance Enhancement Program
The Sports Medicine and Movement Lab is involved in outreach through the Injury Prevention & Performance Enhancement Program. It assesses youth mechanics and postural abnormalities to recognize deficits in performance that could lead to injury and correct them.
Through Gretchen Oliver’s research efforts and training, she has come to recognize deficits in performance that can lead to injury. Since her current research agenda is based on injury prevention of youth, the Sports Medicine and Movement Lab examines youth who present these deficits. The program provides strengthening, stretching, and performance feedback to participants who may be at increased risk of injury without this feedback.
The Sports Medicine and Movement Lab is an affiliated Professional Health Organization collaborator with STOP Sports Injuries. The STOP Sports Injuries campaign emphasizes the expertise of our coalition of experts, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatrics, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and SAFE Kids USA.
The Lab also assists with the School’s high school Sports Science Camp, and hosts a summer Speed, Agility, & Conditioning camp with the AU Sports Biomechanics Lab.