Taking care of an injured athlete is more than applying a sophisticated brace. It is the skilled hands-on evaluation and appropriate diagnostic testing that determine the best overall plan of care.
Many people in today's society choose to participate in athletics. Some are professionals whose physical performance is their livelihood, many are students who pursue sports in conjunction with academics, and still others are avid amateurs who participate in sports for recreation and physical fitness. Unfortunately, injuries that occur during or related to athletic competition have become common among today's active population. The professionals with Human Motion at OLBH are dedicated to keeping the athletic community healthy and active. In addition to providing specialized assessment and treatment for sports-related injuries, OLBH’s clinical team also is actively involved in educating the area's athletes, coaches, and parents about injury prevention and recognition.
One tool exclusive to OLBH Human Motion is the Vicon MX. No longer the sole domain of multi-million dollar special effect teams or engineering firms, motion capture technology and its ability to record precise human movements has entered the world of health care. The technology allows rehabilitation professionals the ability to analyze human motion for sports performance enhancement in athletes as well as to diagnose motion problems in the rehab patient. The Vicon MX motion analysis system is the most advanced motion capture system available, delivering greater precision, greater performance and greater practicality than has ever been available before. We believe that educational programming is an integral factor to our success and by providing programs to the community which teach proper strength building, flexibility, conditioning, endurance, and training techniques, we can help to minimize the risk of injury occurrence.
Through integrating with local colleges, school districts and community venues, OLBH’s Human Motion experts have helped thousands of individuals better understand how to care for their bodies before, during and after participating in athletics.