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  • Sports Physical Therapist – Motion & Sports Performance Lab Stanford

    Do not delay- this will move very fast. Informal inquiries welcome - Michael Orendurff

    The primary tasks of this position involve the biomechanical evaluation of human movement during sports tasks using motion capture equipment and force platforms. The essential duties of this position are the ability to perform an advanced practice standardized musculoskeletal physical evaluation and differential diagnosis, place reflective markers on the patient according to specific biomechanical models, run motion capture software to collect and process movement data, create and interpret a comprehensive report of the patient’s 3D kinematics and kinetics for physicians within and around the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford community. Strong anatomy skills, a background in biomechanics, movement science, sports medicine, therapeutic exercise and strength and conditioning principles are useful. An effective skillset in physician/patient/colleague communication of both physical exam findings and dynamic movement assessment are required during clinical patient conference and reporting. Development of a research agenda is encouraged, and conference travel is fully supported. Salary range $52.05 - $70.94 hourly, with generous benefits.

    The Motion & Sports Performance Laboratory has a 55ft long x 40ft wide x 12ft high capture volume with a 20 camera Vicon system and 5 force plates. The laboratory also has a Noraxon/Zebris/Cosmos pressure platform instrumented treadmill, numerous wearable sensors including VO2 max systems and a strong relationship with the 18,000 member Young Athletes Academy at Stanford Children’s Health. Sport specific tasks are analyzed in the laboratory, covering the full range of upper and lower extremity functional performance. The mission of the Motion & Sports Performance Laboratory is to prevent injury, evaluate treatment outcomes and aid in treatment decision-making, and to enhance performance for children and adolescent athletes. The Motion & Sports Performance Laboratory is integrated within the Children’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.


    1. Eligibility for PT licensure in California is required

    1. The ability to perform a detailed musculoskeletal exam of adolescent and young adult athletes

    1. Have experience or demonstrate a sustained interest in the interpretation of joint kinematic and kinetic data during running, cutting, jumping and landing

    1. Demonstrate the ability to learn to integrate joint kinematic and kinetic data with the differential diagnosis of the athlete to design interventions to improve performance, prevent injury, and recovery from injury

    For those considering applying to this position, please write a cover letter demonstrating how your experiences meet the requirements listed above.

    Apply online at