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Human Performance Laboratories

Human Performance Lab
Two human performance laboratories help future therapists investigate the underlying mechanisms that support movement necessary for participation in daily life. Students learn how the body reacts to stimuli like exercise, stress, or nutritional status and how diseases affect the different cells, tissues, and organ systems of the body.  

One of human performance labs is focused on the study of cardiopulmonary disorders and the manual therapy used for rehabilitation. This laboratory includes professional fitness equipment, anatomical models, and skeletons. 

The other lab is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of impairments to the musculoskeletal system such as fractures, acute sports injuries, arthritis, sprains, strains, back and neck pain, spinal conditions and amputations, rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery, and research in the development and application of computer-aided design and manufacturing technologies in prosthetics, orthotics, and pedorthics. This laboratory includes equipment to measure movement and additional anatomical models and skeletons. 

The human performance laboratories focus on the testing of interventions, the development of processes and devices for assessing outcomes, and development and testing of devices that can protect, maintain, evaluate, and improve human movement and participation.

School of Physical Therapy
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