With years of experience in rehab at Lake Tahoe, our team consists of highly-skilled Physical, Occupational and Speech therapists. Put the medical science behind your performance training or recovery from injury. Performance Lab & Analysis offers services to measure improved cardiovascular function, analyze your running gait for improved movement, train on an anti-gravity treadmill, receive laser therapy to reduce pain, and more.
VO2 Max, $200 for 2 sessions
VO2 Max testing is geared toward clients who are interested in completing a cardio fitness assessment that measures peak oxygen consumption, calories burned at different heart rates, aerobic and anaerobic threshold, as well as target intensity zones. A VO2 test measures the amount of oxygen the body uses at different exertion levels while exercising on a bike or treadmill.
Wingate Test, $75
A Wingate Test is a 30 second all out sprint performed on our Excalibur Sport Lode Ergometer; the rider is instructed to pedal as fast as possible while the torque remains constant at a rate depending on the body weight. Wingate testing is appropriate for individuals who are interested in finding out about their anaerobic power.
Resting Metabolic Rate, $100
Resting metabolic rate (RMR) testing is geared toward clients who wish to identify their unique target caloric zones in order to lose weight or support their caloric needs during training. The exercise physiologist and physical therapist will advise the client as to how many calories they will need to intake in order to stay in the weight maintenance zone or the weight loss zone based on their unique resting metabolic rate (RMR). The calculated RMR will also be used to estimate calories burned during exercise and during normal activities of daily living.
Running Video Analysis, $250
A running analysis performed by the PT is designed to assess the client running mechanics through video gait analysis. The PT will evaluate and assess foot mechanics on land and treadmill, discuss strategies to successfully modify running gait, and if needed recommend custom orthotics. The overall goal is to improve running mechanics.
Custom Footbeds, $250
Custom footbeds are orthopedic devices used to alter or modify function. Custom footbeds are orthopedic devices used to alter or modify function. Footbeds are used to alter or modify foot function and are designed to treat, adjust, and support various biomechanical foot disorders.
Functional Knee Test, $50
The Functional Knee Test (FKT) is one of the best dynamic movement tests to determine core and limb symmetry deficits/weaknesses. The FKT includes seven different exercises and is a great test for healthy athletes looking to fine tune their strengths and pinpoint hidden weaknesses to improve their overall performance in any sport. After any lower extremity injury, all our athletes perform this test as one tool assessment on their recovery prior to return to sport. Upon each athletes results, a specific individualized exercise program is established to meet each athlete’s goals.
Bridge, $300 for 12 sessions
The Bridge Program is geared to clients who will continue a formalized sports performance training program upon completion of their rehabilitation program or if an athlete requests a specific sport performance training program that would prepare them for their competition. Sports specific exercises will be instructed by a certified trainer geared for return to sport following specific return to sport protocols. The certified trainer will be consulted by both a physical therapist and physician if needed.
Laser Therapy, $175 for 5 treatments | $300 for 11 treatments
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is a scientifically proven and FDA cleared to reduce pain and restore mobility. The LightForce class IV laser emits energy in the infrared spectrum deep into tissues where it can utilize your body’s own healing powers by stimulating additional cellular activity. Laser therapy generates a photochemical response in damaged tissue via photobiomodulation—a process that stimulates healing on a cellular level by enabling cells to more rapidly produce energy (ATP). Laser therapy treatments are safe, painless, and fast. Treatments generally take 8-15 minutes and patients typically see results after 3-5 treatment sessions. Despite fast treatment times, laser treatments initiate a healing process that continues to actively reduce inflammation for up to 24 hours after treatment. The class IV laser is effective in treating acute pain, chronic conditions, and post-op pain.
Alter-G, $200 for 10 sessions
The Alter-G is geared toward patients who are seeking an opportunity to train at a higher level or through injury without pain, or rehab from surgery. The unweighting technology reduces the impact of walking or running, while your body goes through the normal healing process. The Alter-G is useful to client’s who are looking for reduced impact training and conditioning or weight control and reduction. Athletes looking to increase their speed or recover from a hard training session have seen that training on the Alter-G has helped them achieve their overall fitness goals.