Hamilton Spine Health and Sport provides athletic screening to collegiate golfers 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015

Stephanie Rynas, MS, ATC, right, head Certified Athletic Trainer for Dalton State College through Hamilton Sports Medicine, assists Rachel Rebne during OptoGait testing. OptoGait is an innovative system for movement analysis and functional assessment. 

Stephanie Rynas, MS, ATC, right, head Certified Athletic Trainer for Dalton State College through Hamilton Sports Medicine, assists Rachel Rebne during OptoGait testing. OptoGait is an innovative system for movement analysis and functional assessment.

Ashley McDonald is tested in the organic motion vault at Hamilton Spine Health and Sport. Organic Motion testing uses marker-less motion capture technology to assist in the evaluation of musculoskeletal dysfunctions and sports performance.  

Ashley McDonald is tested in the organic motion vault at Hamilton Spine Health and Sport. Organic Motion testing uses marker-less motion capture technology to assist in the evaluation of musculoskeletal dysfunctions and sports performance.

DALTON, Ga. – Hamilton Spine Health and Sport and Hamilton Sports Medicine recently provided an athletic performance screening to Dalton State College golfers to assess risk of potential injury, to evaluate cognitive performance, and to develop a strength and conditioning program specific to golf. 

Seven men and six women golf athletes participated.

“We’re screening for biomechanical dysfunctions as well as mental focus and concentration abilities related to their sport,” said Joe Peters, Hamilton Sports Medicine manager.

The screening included assessments by a manual therapist for function of the spine and hips.  Using Organic Motion, Optogait, and Neurotracker, tests were administered by Hamilton’s sports performance trainer and sports medicine trainers to determine the athletes’ power, strength, range of motion, agility, balance, cognitive skills and motor skills.

For more information about athletic testing at Hamilton Spine Health and Sport, please call 706-529-3686.