Injury Prevention Testing
Poor movement control and excessive loading can increase the risk of both acute injury (e.g. ACL tear) and overuse injury (e.g. chronic groin pain).
A thorough biomechanical analysis of sport specific actions (e.g. landing and cutting) can therefore provide a key insight into a given individual’s injury risk factor.
The Sports Surgery Clinic’s 3D Movement Analysis Lab provides such a facility. 8 state of the art motion capture cameras assess human movement at super slow speeds (250 frames per second) with the precise forces acting in and around the lower and upper extremity also being assessed by two force platforms. Several different movement tests (e.g. landing and change of direction) are undertaken in order to identify any movement deficiencies which may demonstrate poor control or excessive loading.
Asymmetries in control and loading can be identified and a comparison with normative healthy data can be made. These findings then feed directly into any individualised conditioning plan aimed at reducing the risk of injury.
Poor Pelvis and Thorax control.
Poor Pelvis and Knee control while landing.