Welcome to the FORCE Lab

The FORCE Lab conducts cutting-edge research and provides intervention strategies for injuries.

Cutting-Edge Biomechanics Research

The Functional Orthopedic Research Center of Excellence (FORCE) Laboratory is part of the kinesiology program at Oregon State University - Cascades.

The FORCE Lab provides cutting-edge research and intervention strategies for injuries – especially knees, ankles and hips – creating a perfect match with Central Oregon’s population of elite and recreational athletes. We seek to optimize musculoskeletal function and performance, prevent injury, and promote general well-being through the study of human movement.

A Unique Partnership

What makes our lab unique is that it is a partnership between a university, orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians and physical therapists. The FORCE Lab is a partnership between OSU-Cascades, Therapeutic Associates-Bend Physical Therapy, The Center Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care & Research, and The Center Foundation.

The FORCE Lab serves as a community resource for Central Oregon residents (and visitors) by providing movement analysis services to the public. These services will include general injury prevention and musculoskeletal wellness programs, walking and running assessments, and sport-specific programs such as a bike fit.