Students are provided with a research experience within the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory/Warrior Human Performance Research Center that focuses on issues central to clinical research in orthopedics and sports medicine. Research includes the use of electromyography, motion analysis, isokinetic dynamometry, physiological, proprioceptive, and balance assessment modalities for the purpose of defining and restoring function as well as optimizing performance in military personnel, injured athletes, and in physically active individuals. Monthly seminars provide students with access to the most current research and clinical developments related to patient care.
The NMRL boasts:
- 30 years of comprehensive, relevant sports medicine research as part of the University of Pittsburgh
- A 10-year history of Department of Defense (DoD) Human Performance Operation and Injury Prevention Research
- Lab leadership with over 75 years of sports medicine experience and 55 years of military experience
- Unique understanding of DoD Human Performance Operation and Injury Prevention needs
- Multi-disciplinary, team-centric approaches to research
- Cutting-edge and innovative research capabilities