The art and SCIENCE of movement.
What is Sports Science?
Here at Lincoln Performance & Sports Medicine sports science improves athletic performance and helps prevent injury — for all athletes. From occupational athletes to weekend warriors and from amateurs to professionals, sports sciences helps improve performance and progress rehabilitation.
Dr. Tyler Ideus’ BluePrint includes:
- Objective data collection
- Movement and technique analysis
- Solution planning and implementation
With some of the latest technology including, Dari motion capture and force plates, Dr. Ideus gathers objective data that he analyzes in the context of his leading movement evaluation and the goals of each athlete.
Armed with this information, his deep knowledge of leading rehabilitation therapies and a decade of experience, Dr. Ideus develops individualized plans to address athletes’ technique, strength, speed and endurance.
Dari 3-D Motion Capture
DARI Motion, a predictive motion capture system, provides Dr. Ideus with extensive objective data for rehabilitation, work-related injuries and sports performance improvement.
LPSM is the only facility in the region to provide DARI to the general public. The system is the first FDA approved markerless motion capture system on the market.
“Using this level of 3-D motion capture was always the vision for this practice. The wealth of objective data I’m able to collect is extremely deep, allowing me to amplify patient education, monitor progress and enhance my evaluation and treatment of patients and athletes. In the vast majority of the U.S., you would have to be part of a Power 5 Division I school or a professional team to have access to what we are offering here at LPSM. We couldn’t be more excited to share this very unique process with Lincoln.”Dr. Tyler Ideus, LPSM
Dr. Ideus — who has consulted on several performance-based cases using DARI prior to implementing the system in his office — leads patients through 19 movements in DARI’s standard functional movement analysis. Eight cameras gather several data points every second, and custom reports are generated in minutes.
With 10 years of clinical and international instructional experience, Dr. Ideus makes the DARI data actionable — translating the tables, charts and graphs into strength and conditioning programming, treatment modalities and functional exercises that increase joint stability, improve power and reduce pain.
“We are excited to work with Lincoln Performance and Sports Medicine to advance new standards in motion health and disrupt areas of health care where we continue to build upon our innovation leadership,” said Gordon Glade, CEO at DARI. “Given the high level of his expertise, we look forward to working with Dr. Ideus to improve the outcomes of his patients and athletes.”Gordon Glade, CEO, DARI
Rehabilitation & Work-Related Injury Cases
Numerical data DARI allows Dr. Ideus and the patient to see specifically whether or not treatment is progressing. For example, in terms of the lower back, Dr. Ideus will check to see if the back has gained range of motion (ROM) and recovered function from the initial stage to the end stage of rehab.
Dr. Ideus collects pre-season baseline data and vulnerability scores, so he, the athlete, coaches and parents can track the improvement of skills such as
- Rate of force production
- Functional patterns
Athletes can perform sports-specific movements — pitching, batting, throwing — to gathering metrics and glean even further insights. The DARI system provides specific details of what needs to be improved on and incorporated into a strength and conditioning program:
- Rotation strength
- Rotational speed
In the unfortunate case that an injury does occur for an athlete, the saved baseline data can help ensure any rehabilitation conducted has allowed the athlete to reach pre-injury function
Force plates measure the ground reaction forces generated by a body standing on or moving across them, to quantify balance, gait and other parameters of biomechanics.
- Objective data collection for upper and lower extremities
- Track improvement
- Identify asymmetries
- Reduce the risk of future reoccurrence
Dr. Ideus’ entire process is captured in what he calls the LPSM “Blueprint.” Check it out to understand the scope and depth of your experience at Lincoln Performance & Sports Medicine.
Learn more about Dr. Ideus, a former college basketball player, who has dedicated countless hours in the gym and in the classroom to help athletes reach their performance goals.