Biomechanical Video Analysis for Athletic Performance and Injury Prevention

Sports medicine services are closer to you than ever. Nationwide Children's Sports Medicine provides care at locations throughout Columbus so you can get your athlete back in the game.

Why should your athlete undergo video analysis?

The purpose of the video analysis is to evaluate the mechanical deviations of the athlete from normal to identify improper stresses on the body that could predispose an athlete to injury or delay the healing process for those already recovering from an injury.

1 session package includes: physical examination, video analysis review, copies of the videos, and corrective drills/exercises.

2 session package includes: physical examination, video analysis review, copies of the videos, and corrective drills/exercises, follow-up visit with review of corrective exercise performance, and follow-up video analysis to compare with original.

What do we analyze?

Runners

Running analysis is useful for patients who are returning from or seeking to prevent injuries, such as patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFS), IT band syndrome, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis and stress injuries. Key risk factors, such as hip, knee and ankle positioning, posture and cadence are evaluated.

Pitchers & Throwers

Throwing analysis is helpful for patients who are returning from or seeking to prevent injuries, such as Little League shoulder, Little League elbow, rotator cuff injuries and shoulder impingement. Key risk factors, such as posture, arm/elbow positioning and lower extremity mechanics, are evaluated.

Soccer Video Analysis

Soccer analysis is useful for evaluating the in-step kick for patients who are returning from, or seeking to prevent injuries, such as lower leg muscle strains, apophysitis, tendonitis, and back/hip/knee/ankle/foot pain. Key risk factors, such as posture, core/hip strength, lower extremity flexibility and mechanics are evaluated.

Swimmers

Swimming analysis is done to evaluate all strokes. It is useful for patients returning from or seeking to prevent shoulder impingement, scapular dysfunction, rotator cuff injuries and knee pain. Key risk factors, such as core musculature strength and control, breathing mechanics, and upper/lower extremity coordination and mechanics, are evaluated.

Volleyball Hitters

Hitting analysis is helpful for patients who are returning from or seeking to prevent injuries, such as Biceps tendonitis, rotator cuff injuries, and shoulder impingement. Key risk factors, such as posture, arm/elbow positioning, core activation, and lower extremity mechanics, are evaluated.

Video Analysis Locations:

Cost

  • Running/Throwing/Pitching/Volleyball Hitting analysis is $150 for two 45-minute sessions or $100 for one 60-minute session.
  • Swimming Stroke analysis is $100 for one 60-minute session.

Registration

To register for biomechanical video analysis visit our registration page here: Biomechanical Video Analysis Registration

For more information call (614) 355-6000 or email SMVideoAnalysis@NationwideChildrens.org.