motion lab

The H. Carey Hanlin Motion Analysis Laboratory opened in 1990 as a partnership between Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). The lab is currently housed in the McKenzie Arena at UTC.


Research conducted at this laboratory covers a wide spectrum of topics including:

      • Spine biomechanics

      • Running biomechanics

      • Golf biomechanics

      • Footwear biomechanics

      • Clinical gait analysis

      • Orthopedic surgery techniques

      • Orthotics, prosthetics, and orthopedic bracing

      • Pharmaceutical interventions

Current Projects Include:

golf swing

3-D  Analysis of the Golf Swing (studying the differences
between the full and modified backswings)


Computerized Tomography (CT Scans) being used in computational biomodeling of muscles to investigate optimal stretches


Vicon Polygon illustrating normal gait, comparing knee angles and showing muscle activity



Vicon Polygon - side view of rower comparing knee angles

For information regarding the lab, contact:

David Levine, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS, CCRP
Professor and Walter M. Cline Jr. Chair of Excellence in Physical Therapy
Laboratory Director