Physical therapy students at Des Moines University have access to one of the most advanced motion analysis laboratories in the region – DMU’s on-campus Human Performance Lab.
Students learn to recognize the range and complexity of human movement disorders while gaining abilities in and an appreciation for the team approach to diagnosing and treating patients.
The Human Performance Lab (HPL) combines diagnostics and biotechnology to evaluate and treat human movement deficits and physical conditions. The lab uses computerized motion analysis to assess movement problems related to muscles, joints and nerves.
Students learn the applications of the lab through patient care and research. All D.P.T. students rotate through the lab during the course of study. Students may elect to use the lab for required research projects and can use the lab to pursue interest areas as well.