The laboratory, funded by the Medical Research Council and is one of the only clinically qualified research laboratories for the evaluation of muscle performance, physical fitness and physical activity in the UK. All staff are fully accredited by the American College of Sports Medicine.
The facility combines state of the art measurement equipment for physical fitness, cardiac function, muscle strength and body composition alongside a physical activity and exercise intervention delivery team.
The laboratory has three main focuses;
The laboratory is being used by studies funded by the Medical Research Council, National Institute for Health Research, the NHS and the pharmaceutical industry. These groups use the laboratory to provide clinical trial grade outcome measures for interventions and assessment of habitual physical activity.
Services Offered include: