The laboratory, under the direction of Jay Hertel and Sue Saliba, provides research opportunities for faculty and graduate students in the masters and doctoral degree programs in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training at the University of Virginia.
The Exercise & Sport Injury Laboratory is the primary laboratory for the graduate programs in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training. The 2000 sq. ft. facility includes several BIOPAC physiological measurement systems, a Grass S88 stimulator, a MagStim 200 magnetic stimulator, an Accusway balance system, a LigMaster multijoint arthrometer and a completely equipped Biodex System 3 Dynamometer.
The E&SIL is located in the historic Memorial Gymnasium. The E&SIL also serves as the Strength, Balance & Function Laboratory for the University of Virginia General Clinical Research Center.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Motion Analysis Laboratory
The Motion Analysis Laboratory encompasses 1400 square feet. It is equipped with a customized instrumented treadmill built by AMTI that includes three treadmill/forceplates, and a state-of-the-art motion analysis system (VICON 624, with 10 cameras featuring 1.3 megapixel CCD’s)
The UVa GCRC is an NIH-supported multi-disciplinary research facility located on the 8th floor of the University Hospital. The GCRC provides investigators with the specialized resources necessary to conduct advanced clinical research. The facility includes 10 inpatient beds, skilled research nurses, core assay laboratory, a metabolic kitchen, outpatient facilities, computing and statistical consultants and facilities, and sleep and exercise physiology laboratories.
The Center for the Study of Complementary and Alternative Therapies (CSCAT) at the University of Virginia was established in 1993 as one of the original NIH-funded centers to stimulate research in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The research theme in the CSCAT has focused on pain and pain-related symptoms as well as the study of basic physiological mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of selected CAM modalities. A range of research opportunities exists in the five CAM program areas.