The 3,400 square foot Sports Medicine clinic provides all continental athletes the space to be evaluated, treated, and to get prepared for practice and contests. It is located on the south end of Bundy Scott Fieldhouse, and is recognized by the large glass atrium near the athletic bus drop-off circle near the Little Squash courts. The space was previously occupied by the fitness center.
|The facility provides treatment ares for twelve athletes, more than adequate taping/fabricating space and a large area for functional rehabilitation. Within this area we have, physioballs, discs, and other propreoceptive devices, foam rollers, medicine balls and a rebounder, as well as cardiovascular equipment.|
|Other equipment include a Keiser functional trainer which runs on compressed air and allows us to vary the resistance in 0.1 pound increments. A Biodex Stability system allows us to monitor lower extremity sway and ankle stability as well as provide data for return to play criteria.|
Perhaps the "coolest" piece of equipment is the Cybex Trazer which helps us to evaluate motion in the late stages of rehabilitation. A infrared light source strapped to the athlete's waist sends a signal to the computer that generates a real-time "person" displayed to a 46" LCD screen. When the athlete moves so does the computer person, allowing us to measure rates and directions of motion, reaction time and heart rate.
In addition to the "typical" rehabilitation modalities, it also features a state of the art rehabilitation tub unit. This device, the largest of its kind, boasts an environmentally friendly design, using the energy generated for cooling one tank to provide heat for the other tank. Each of these tanks hold 650 gallons of water with a capacity of approximately ten athletes.