At Children's, we use computer-based motion analysis technology to detect mechanical flaws in sports motion that can lead to injuries. Sports movements are often difficult to see in real time. Video footage allows for analysis of rapid details during an athlete’s throw, kick or stride that may be missed by the naked eye.
For example, using motion analysis technology allows us to see if a baseball pitcher is dropping his elbow when he throws, which will increase stress across the joint and lead to injury.
Our clinicians will provide a breakdown of the athlete's specific mechanics as it pertains to his or her sport. Addressing mechanical errors will help reduce the risk of injury and may also improve performance.
Our sport specialties include, but are not limited to: