We utilize the OptoGait at Elite Sports and Spine to aid in sport performance testing. This allows us to establish a baseline, evaluate and report reaction time, and monitor changes should a patient sustain a concussion. Not only does this allow us to return an athlete to play at an appropriate time, we are able to objectively measure improvement. If we do not see significant improvement, we are able to react accordingly, by changing the treatment plan or referring to another healthcare provider. The OptoGait also allows us to use normative data to compare athletic performance of each test performed.
Sport performance testing involves measuring athletic ability from several different aspects. These may include VO2max, reaction time, proprioceptive input, Combine Testing, lactate threshold, metabolic efficiency, etc. Specific testing is often utilized for different types of sports. At Elite Sports and Spine we can help you to evaluate athletic performance whether you are an athlete, coach, parent or another healthcare provider.