U.S. Ski Team Members Tour The Steadman Philippon Research Institute
Dec 1, 2012
Restoring normal motion is one of the primary goals of any surgery performed at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. Bio-motion and bio-mechanics play a big part in an athlete’s ability to perform effectively. It’s why the Steadman Philippon Research Institute has two separate labs under its roof dedicated to both pre- and post-surgical evaluations of motion. Recently, three U.S. Ski Team members got the chance to see this extraordinary work for themselves during a tour of SPRI’s research facilities. Tim Jitloff, Tommy Ford and Tucker Perkins were taken on an insider's tour of the bio-motion and bio-mechanical testing laboratories where they got to test and see the research equipment, get a better understanding of the tools used, and how each system serves a distinct purpose in helping an athlete sustain their peak level of performance following an injury. Some highlights of their visit included watching a skier's simulated motion via a 10-camera motion-capture system, and meeting Rosie, one of the Institutes robot that plays a big role in the testing of joints.