Research Facilities

The laboratories are located within the Sports Science Institute of SA, which provides a good environment for ESSM to collaborate with the Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic, Biokinetics, Physiotherapy, Psychology and Dietetics Practices as well as the High Performance Centre. In addition ESSM has access to a controlled pressure (barometric) chamber at the nearby Kingsbury Hospital.

 

  • 3 Exercise laboratories
  • Biomechanics laboratory
  • Biokinetics laboratory
  • Chronobiology and sleep laboratory
  • Metabolic chamber (for whole body energy expenditure measurements)
  • Environmental chamber for environmental extremes
  • Biochemistry laboratory
  • Tissue culture laboratory
  • HPLC laboratory
  • Myology laboratory
  • Clinical trials laboratory
  • Microvascular reactivity laboratory (mechanisms for hypertension)
  • Dual X-ray absorptiometry scanning (for bone & body composition measurements)
  • Resting metabolic rate laboratory
  • Muscle-tendon stiffness unit-