Prevention, Performance, Treatment, and Rehabilitation: Powered by Science
The UK Sports Medicine Research Institute (SMRI) is a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary research center focused on four domains of prevention, performance, treatment, and rehabilitation, and specializing in musculoskeletal, neurobehavioral, and physiological/metabolic health.
The mission of the SMRI is to achieve optimal health through research, performance and wellness services, and community outreach by improving the health and wellness of citizens of the Commonwealth, athletes, tactical athletes, and physically active individuals suffering from orthopaedic and non-orthopaedic injuries.
Research focusing on athletes, military personnel, and physically active individuals across age and physical activity spectrums, SMRI explores strategies to minimize injury risk, optimize physical performance, and improve treatment and rehabilitation techniques. Test models include those specific to musculoskeletal injury risk mitigation and treatment, performance and therapeutic nutrition, fatigue, sleep and stress, concussion diagnosis and rehabilitation, healthy aging, and women’s health.
For over 25 years, faculty from the Sports Medicine Research Institute has:
Studied the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries
Developed an extensive research agenda focusing on:
Proprioception and neuromuscular control in joint stability
The role of capsuloligamentous structures in the pathoetiology of joint injury
Comprehensive profiles of an individual's function and risk by evaluating both the sensory and motor characteristics specific to musculoskeletal injury and pathology
Biomechanical and neuromuscular assessments under sports-simulated environments
The effects of injury, surgery, and rehabilitation on joint stability and function
Characterizing the physical and physiological demand of sport and military tasks
Identification of deficiencies in body mechanics and muscle function
Develop programs to improve performance and minimize potential for injury
Secured over $50M in funded research from sources which include, the Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NFL Charities Foundation, and serval other foundations.
Delivered over 20 keynote lectures at professional events round the world
Published over 200 Peer-reviewed manuscripts
Delivered more than 350 national and international presentations