As an academic medical center, we are different from other hospitals because of our research mission. Our collaborative sports medicine research spans the fields of life performance, sports health and physical activity. Our entire team researches and develops the next generation of innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat sports-related musculoskeletal injuries.

Our research scientists and physicians are involved in a wide variety of basic science studies and clinical trials that are supported by both federal grants and industry contracts, from leading organizations such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Football League.

Our physical therapy team operates using a novel clinician-driven research initiative, which partners our therapists with our experienced researchers to ensure the most current, evidence-based standards and best practices are delivered from the lab and implemented in the clinic more rapidly.

Our sports performance team applies our internationally recognized research to the mechanisms of injury and then incorporates it into comprehensive performance enhancement training, providing our athletes with the best care available.