The Movement and Neurosciences Center is dedicated to enhancing the independence and quality of life of persons with and without disabilities through research, clinical services, and education. Located within the Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, the laboratory benefits from well established relationships with members of the academic and clinical communities.
The Movement and Neurosciences Center, located within the Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, includes a state-of-the art laboratory for performing biomechanical and physiological analyses of normal and pathologic human movement. Established in 2001, the Movement Sciences Center includes the Richard W. and Jacqueline B. Chapin Gait and Motion Lab. In 2007, the Movement Sciences Center's name was changed to the Movement and Neurosciences Center, reflecting its growing emphasis on enhancing the quality of life of the whole person by integrating neurocognitive research with ongoing studies in the biomechanical and physiological domains.
Movement and Neurosciences Center's collaborators include a network of researchers, educators, clinicians, community innovators and students who are dedicated to enhancing the independence and quality of life of persons with and without disabilities. Its affiliation with a number of academic institutions in combination with its geographical proximity to the inpatient and outpatient services at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital as well as Madonna ProActive's medically-based health, fitness and wellness facility, create exceptional opportunities for conducting applied research across the spectrum of physical abilities.
Research conducted in the Movement and Neurosciences Center addresses three primary aims:
Early detection and management of musculoskeletal and neuro-cognitive injuries.
Prevention of secondary medical complications in persons with chronic medical conditions in order to maintain optimal participation in life activities.
Enhancement of movement function in order to increase independence and quality of life of individuals with and without disabilities.
The Movement and Neurosciences Center is dedicated to conducting biomechanical, physiological and neurocognitive research to enhance the independence and quality of life of persons with and without disabilities in order to maximize full participation in life activities. Our work supports the mission of the Institute for Rehabilitation Sciences and Engineering as well as the mission of Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital.