TOSH - The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital

(801) 314-4100Map5848 South 300 EastMurray, UT 84107

Investigating the effect of running barefoot vs. shod on running economy and biomechanics

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Human Performance Lab
TOSH - The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital
5848 South 300 East
Murray, UT 84107
(801) 314-2996
Our Human Performance Laboratory includes two distinct lab areas that provide Biomechanical and Physiological services. They are equipped with state-of-the-art metabolic assessment, 3D motion and video analysis, 3D force measurement, and hematological assay technology. This allows us to deliver a wide range of services, from physical performance testing to clinical research trials.

Biomechanics Lab

The field of biomechanics applies the laws of physics to the human body and examines the exact movements, coordination patterns, and forces that occur with a given activity. Perfecting an athlete’s technique serves two purposes: It’s required to be successful on the field, track, or court; and it reduces the chance of an injury. The Biomechanics Research Lab at TOSH is involved in a variety of projects ranging from barefoot running to the outcomes of reconstructive orthopedic surgery.

Physiology Lab

The study of human physiology characterizes functional mechanisms of the body. Physiology is a branch of biology that incorporates a range of systems, including but not limited to - the skeletal muscle, cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, nervous, bone, digestive, and kidney systems. In the Physiology Research Lab at TOSH, we are interested in establishing therapeutic approaches for treating inflammatory causes of skeletal muscle weakness and atrophy in orthopedics, sports medicine, and exercise physiology.
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