Sports Performance Testing

At the Sports Performance Center at NYU Langone, we offer performance testing to help you maximize your cardiovascular health, movement efficiency, and musculoskeletal strength while reducing the risk of injury. We also offer health and fitness training and a special program for runners.

Our performance testing programs provide the information we need to create your personalized fitness program.

Resting Metabolic Rate

The resting metabolic rate test determines the amount of energy, or calories, your body uses at rest. To determine this measurement, a plastic hood is placed safely on your head and face. This controlled environment allows us to analyze how much oxygen your body uses and how much carbon dioxide your body produces to determine caloric expenditure and energy substrate utilization in a resting state.

We provide a review of your test results and recommendations based on your caloric needs. To register, please email sportsperformancecenter@nyumc.org.

Duration: 45 minutes

Aerobic Capacity Test (VO2max)

The aerobic capacity test (VO2max) measures aerobic capacity. It tells you the maximal rate at which your heart and lungs are able to provide oxygen to exercising muscles, and how much work your muscles are able to do while using that oxygen as the primary energy source.

Exercise Physiologist Heather Milton Performs Aerobic Capacity Test on Runner

The aerobic capacity test is the leading indicator of aerobic fitness and health status. You’ll learn just how efficient you are at using energy supplies for a long run, ride, or swim. You’ll also discover which energy systems you need to work on to improve your performance. To register, please email sportsperformancecenter@nyumc.org.

Duration: 60 minutes

Lactate Threshold Testing

Lactate threshold testing is for the athlete looking to perfect his or her training.  This test determines the point at which your body can no longer supply oxygen for energy. This leads to increased lactate production, the primary marker for fatigue onset. This is used to determine baseline fitness and training zones to improve performance, as well as to track training program effectiveness. To register, please email sportsperformancecenter@nyumc.org.

Duration: 60 minutes

Anaerobic Power Assessment

The anaerobic power assessment is essential for those wanting to improve or optimize their power and speed. Athletes exert maximal force over a short period of time to assess the body’s ability to generate the power needed for optimal performance in their sport. Testing modality is selected based on the athlete’s sport. To register, please email sportsperformancecenter@nyumc.org.

Duration: 60 minutes

Functional Movement Screen

The Functional Movement Screen, or FMS, is a series of seven movements designed to identify asymmetries and muscular imbalances, weaknesses, and dysfunctional movements that could increase your risk for injury.

Exercise Physiologist Heather Milton and Athlete Doing Stability and Mobility Assessment

We use the results of an FMS to create recommendations to help reduce injury and improve performance. Movements tested are dependent on the person’s fitness level or characteristics of the athlete’s sport. To register, please email sportsperformancecenter@nyumc.org.

Duration: 60 minutes

Biomechanical Analysis

Biomechanical analysis simulates movements of your sport to develop a training program to prevent injury and enhance performance. Athletes are filmed using Dartfish Video Motion software to capture joint angles and body kinematics at each phase of movement. Our specialists also perform an FMS to identify asymmetries, weakness, and limitations.

Based on results, you are provided with exercise recommendations and techniques to improve performance and prevent potential injuries. To register, please email sportsperformancecenter@nyumc.org.

Duration: 90 minutes

Biomechanical Analysis Re-evaluation

Six to eight weeks after completing a biomechanical analysis of an athlete’s performance in a specific sport, we recommend that the athlete return so that we can evaluate progress as performance improves. To register, please email sportsperformancecenter@nyumc.org.

Duration: 90 minutes

Golf Swing Analysis with K-vest

A specific biomechanical analysis for golfers, K-vest 3D® is a golf video analysis system used to help golfers improve their swing and prevent injury. Three-dimensional sensors are placed on the hand, trunk, and pelvis to identify the presence of common swing faults and to determine how your technique compares to the world’s best players.

Based on results, exercise recommendations are given to improve your performance and prevent injury. To register, please email sportsperformancecenter@nyumc.org.

Duration: 60 minutes

Titleist Evaluation

The Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) golf movement screen is a performance-based physical movement screen specifically designed for golfers. Clients are taken through 12 golf-related movement patterns in order to identify faulty stability patterns and altered mobility that may impact the accuracy and efficiency of a golfer’s swing.

Based on results, corrective exercises are given to help prevent injury and improve the golfer’s game. The screen is designed for golfers at all levels. To register, please email sportsperformancecenter@nyumc.org.

Duration: 60 minutes

Sports Performance Evaluation

The Sports Performance Evaluation is designed for athletes of all ages and abilities who want to improve performance and prevent injury. The evaluation is customized to your specific sport and includes the following:

  • biomechanical video analysis to examine specific characteristics of body mechanics that affect performance
  • assessment of strength and flexibility using the FMS
  • sport-specific aerobic or anaerobic capacity measurement
  • maximal muscular strength and endurance test as applicable to a specific sport

Based on information gathered during the evaluation, our specialists provide training recommendations and techniques to improve performance and prevent potential injuries. To register, please email sportsperformancecenter@nyumc.org.

Duration: 120 minutes

Health and Fitness Evaluation

The health and fitness evaluation is designed for people of all ages and fitness levels who wish to obtain a baseline understanding of their current health and fitness status, with the goal of preventing disease and improving health, fitness, and quality of life. The evaluation includes the following:

  • heart rate and blood pressure measurements
  • body fat analysis
  • aerobic capacity test measuring oxygen consumption (VO2max or Submax test is given based on the person’s health)
  • assessment of strength and flexibility using FMS

Based on information gathered during the evaluation, our specialists provide exercise prescriptions to improve health and fitness concerns identified during evaluation. To register, please email sportsperformancecenter@nyumc.org.

Duration: 90 minutes