Biomechanics Lab

A state of the art facility to evaluate the strength and function of human performance.


AREF research endeavors are largely directed toward injury prevention and regenerative medicine. Our clinical trials and research studies use a multidisciplinary approach to find solutions for problems encountered.

The biomechanics lab is made up of the following divisions: applied research; musculoskeletal mechanics; and exercise physiology and kinesiology. Each division is used in conjunction to formulate personalized rehabilitation protocols, return to play considerations, and encourage proper body mechanics.

Our lab research and evaluations encompass a wide range of activities and movements. Our resources provide us the flexibility and capabilities to capture movement data integrated with force and EMG data over range of activities from ergonomics to professional sports actions. We have completed studies and analysis of fire fighter occupational range of movement and assisted in data capture of elite level performances to determine return to professional play recommendations. 

Our team can design effective protocols to test equipment or conduct valid scientific research. We work with our physicians, physical therapists, and other team members to utilize our lab to enhance and improve the quality of care given to each patient.