UCHealth expands partnership with Physimax for motion-capture technology

Practical, data-driven assessment tool arrives at UCHealth SportsMed in Steamboat Springs to assist patients and clinicians in athletic performance improvement and injury prevention
June 27th, 2019

UCHealth SportsMed Clinic in Steamboat Springs is now partnering with Physimax to help skiers and other athletes optimize recovery time from injuries quicker while improving performance at the same time.

An athlete is video-taped performing exercises in this photo.
Data gathered during training exercises can then be used during rehabilitation to show an athlete’s progress. Photo courtesy of Physimax.

Through the use of Physimax’s video-capture equipment, data is gathered as to how an athlete moves during training exercises. Should a patient sustain an injury, this data is then utilized during rehabilitation to show practitioners how the athlete is progressing with therapy and return to their sport.

“Technology continues to advance the way we care for athletes of all abilities, and we’re looking forward to giving our patients another tool to assist in their rehabilitation,” said Mary Beth Strotbeck, director of rehabilitation services at UCHealth SportsMed Clinics.

“We are excited to expand our partnership with UCHealth at Yampa Valley Medical Center and provide the Physimax experience,” said Physimax co-founder and COO David Kahani. “Physimax provides a personalized, sport-specific experience utilizing that sport’s unique risk factors and performance requirements, which allows the insights and workout program to be more personalized than ever to every athlete.”

UCHealth first deployed Physimax at UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Therapy and Rehabilitation Clinic in Denver and is working with the technology in research development.

About the author

Lindsey Reznicek is a communications specialist at UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. She has spent the last eight years working in marketing and communications in health care, an industry she never considered but one to which she's contributed through her work in media relations, executive messaging and internal communications. She considers it an honor to interact with patients and write about their experiences; it’s what keeps her coming back to work each day.

A native of Nebraska, Lindsey received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism, with a focus on public relations, from the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University – she bleeds purple.

She could see a Broadway musical every week, is a huge animal lover, enjoys a good shopping trip, and likes spending time in the kitchen. Lindsey and her husband have two daughters and enjoy hiking in the summer and skiing all winter long.