Many people in today's society choose to participate in athletics. Some are professionals whose physical performance is their livelihood, many are students who pursue sports in conjunction with academics, and still others are avid amateurs who participate in sports for recreation and physical fitness. All are athletes with different skill levels, different motivations and different goals with one shared need—the need for a fully integrated, comprehensive sports medicine program that can be tailored to each athlete's goals.
Unfortunately, injuries that occur during or related to athletic competition have become common among today's active population. At the Human Motion Institute, our philosophy is to provide all athletes—professional and recreational—with the same high-quality level of care.
Listen to a former IUP athlete who recovered from a serious ankle injury following treatment from HMI Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Craig McKirgan.
Our dedication to keeping the athletic community healthy and active is evidenced by the comprehensive nature of our programming. In addition to providing specialized assessment and treatment for sports-related injuries, our clinical team is also actively involved in educating our area's athletes, coaches, and parents about injury prevention and recognition. We believe that educational programming is an integral factor to our success and by providing programs to the community which teach proper strength building, flexibility, conditioning, endurance, and training techniques, we can help to minimize the risk of injury occurrence.
Through integrating with local colleges, school districts and community venues, the Human Motion Institute has helped thousands of individuals to better understand how to care for their bodies before, during and after participating in athletics.
Download our Sports Injury Guide for additional information.