University of Chichester
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The University is committed to undertaking and supporting research as an integral part of its provision and for its contribution to our standing as an institution that delivers high quality teaching. It celebrates the breadth and diversity of research at the University some which will be recognised in the sector as being of an international quality. The University adopts the widely recognised definition of research as ‘original investigation undertaken in order to gain knowledge and understanding’ and embraces basic, applied, practice and professional based approaches to research.
Drawing from principles of ergonomics, physics and engineering, biomechanics is concerned with technique analysis, adaptation, assessment, rehabilitation and design of sports equipment. Depending on the level of service required, our biomechanics experts can also perform more clinical applications of gait analysis and podiatry.
Human Movement Analysis
Whether an individual athlete or a team, we can use our expertise to assess any problems or questions you may have with your sporting technique. From walking and running, to bike fitting services, to cricket bowling and tennis stroke development; we have a range of equipment to assess both in two dimensions (single camera view) or three dimensions (multiple camera views). We will give feedback during the session with follow up reports and diagnosis provided.
Performance and Video Analysis
Using detailed analysis software, we can record and analyse your performance in order to draw out specific elements and provide commentary. This technique is often used for team sports; we can select clips to present alongside relevant data to be used in providing feedback to players pre and post-match.
Using our high-speed cameras, or muscle and force analysis, we are able to assess the functionality of sports equipment from running shoes and bats, rackets and sticks, to industrial resistance training equipment.
We can perform gait analysis for runners, or for more specialist clinical interventions and orthotic fitting, we can assess you while you walk. Our podiatry services offer either fitting of pre-fabricated orthotics, or the generation of custom made orthotics. Our service also includes follow up assessments to ensure that prescriptions are correct.