Welcome to the Functional Orthopedic Research Center of Excellence (FORCE) Laboratory in the Exercise and Sport Science 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.
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 Oregon State University - Cascades, Therapeutic Associates-Bend Physical Therapy, The Center Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care & Research, and The Center Foundation.
We are located in the Therapeutic Associates—Bend Physical Therapy clinic which is housed in The Center Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care & Research next to St. Charles Medical Center.
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 golf swing assessment.