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UB College of Chiropractic acquires OPTO Gait System under agreement with Microgate: Cutting-edge diagnostic tool

Leslie Geary
Monday, October 03, 2011

The University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic (UBCC) has acquired an OPTO Gait human performance assessment system. The system is commonly used by Olympic, professional, and collegiate athletes to improve their performance and by chiropractic doctors to rehabilitate patients with gate and movement disorders.

The acquisition of the cutting-edge diagnostic system is made possible under an agreement between the college and Microgate, developer of the OPTO Gait technology. Peter Gorman, DC, president of Microgate stated, “Every child has the right to symmetrical structured development over time. We are proud to have reached an agreement with the UB College of Chiropractic that will ensure this goal will be attained.”

The OPTO Gait system objectively measures asymmetrical differences of movement, adding a dynamic component to the assessment and evaluation of patients. Results recorded after treatment enable the practitioner to create objective outcomes and monitor the effectiveness of treatment as the body is restored to health.

Faculty and students at UBCC will used the OPTO Gait technology when diagnosing and treating patients at the UBCC Clinic, located on campus at 60 Lafayette Street, Bridgeport. The equipment will also be used in conjunction with the University’s athletic department to ensure the health and performance of the various teams fielded by UB.

For more information about UBCC, go to www.bridgeport.edu/academics/graduate/chiro


Media contact: Leslie Geary, (203) 576-4625, lgeary@bridgeport.edu