Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Research Institute of Human Movement

The Research Institute of Human Movement (RIHM) is a non-profit, charitable organization that was formed this year by Dr. Maury Hayashida. RIHM is the first non-profit organization of its kind with the sole purpose of conducting and publishing research on how human movement influences the quality and performance of life. RIHM seeks to provide the Santa Barbara community resources and education on how to better their lives by applying good research in human movement.

This has been an exciting past few months for RIHM as it received its official non-profit status in August and is now able to turn its attention toward finding partnerships and funding in order to mobilize many months of planning. Many research projects have been set forth and several initiated, examples include: athletic injury prevention/prediction testing, cognitive learning in elementary age children and its relationship to physical movement, relationship between genetic leg length discrepancy and lumbar spine mobility and many more. Currently, RIHM is finalizing 8 months of data collection on a study comparing the use of a visual feedback device compared to traditional verbal feedback on interventions for lumbar spine mobility exercise. This study hopes to provide insight into the effectiveness of both methods of teaching motor control of the lumbar spine in individuals who suffer from non-specific low back pain. The manuscript is anticipated to be submitted for publication in the Spring of 2013.
RIHM invites community participation. For further information about donating to its cause or to learn more about RIHM, go to our website:

Written By: Maury Hayashida, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

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