The Baylor Motion and Sports Performance Center utilizes high-speed cameras to record a patient's movement from different angles. The views are then combined and sent to a bank of computers that create numerical measurements of the movement.
These measurements allow doctors to more closely diagnose pain associated with orthopedic problems. For example, pain felt in the low back during walking may be caused by a problem in the knee or hip. Such close diagnosis can decrease the length of treatment and help to eliminate pain more quickly.
Patients with clinical problems such as sports injuries, cerebral palsy, arthritis, ligament injury, knee and hip replacement, foot and ankle injury, stroke and other disorders are seen in the laboratory so experts can study their movements for motion analysis.
The center is also used for research studies on a variety of musculoskeletal disorders and neurological disorders. Investigators compare the effects of differing surgical techniques, evaluate the long-term effects of specific surgeries and test new bracing techniques, as well as monitor patient progress. The center has also been named as a high performance testing center for U.S. Track & Field.
The Baylor Motion and Sports Performance Center is located in the Tom Landry Center at Baylor University Medical Center. For more information or for a referral, please call 214.820.6300.