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High-tech injury clinic takes a three-dimensional approach

There's stretching, some marking, a measurement here and there but Brett Vasconcellos hopes it will help.

There's stretching, some marking, a measurement here and there but Brett Vasconcellos hopes it will help.

"I have frontal knee pain and it's been getting worse and worse over the past year," he said.

Vasconcellos is a patient at the Calgary Running Injury Clinic, where director Reed Ferber will be assessing motion mechanics, joint angles, and capturing it in three dimensions with the help of eight cameras.

Ferber said the equipment unveiled Tuesday at the clinic is not available to the public anywhere else in Canada.

"What's unique to this is that we have this scientific equipment now available for the assessment of the public, whereas as generally it's available for specific research studies," Ferber said.

Even though the public does have access to the facility research will also be conducted there.

An assessment at the clinic could set you back nearly $400, but if you qualify for a study there your visit is free.

 
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