The Mike Utley Center for Human Performance (MUCHP) is an innovative program designed to help people achieve maximum physical performance. The cornerstone of the Center features a state-of-the-art Biofeedback Laboratory. The Laboratory is one of only two facilities in the Midwest to offer biofeedback therapy for persons with orthopedic and neurological conditions such as, spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke and cerebral palsy.
The MUCHP also utilizes education and exercise to give motivated people the tools they need to improve their physical performance. This includes sports and fitness programs, and nutritional education for persons with disabilities.
The MUCHP takes inspiration from Mike Utley’s drive, determination, and incredible motivation to strive for optimal physical performance. The Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan will incorporate these characteristics and values into MUCHP so that anyone in the rehabilitation community who is motivated can have the tools to achieve the highest possible level of human performance.
MUCHP includes three services designed to meet the fitness and performance needs of orthopedic and neurologically impaired individuals.
1. Fitness Assessment and Training: This will include a comprehensive and individualized evaluation of a client’s fitness status incorporating personal goals, body fat analysis, neuromusculoskeletal evaluation, respiratory testing, flexibility screening and an individualized fitness program to assist the client with achieving personal goals.
2. Nutrition Education: This will include individual or group nutrition education by a dietician who has specialized experience with neurologically impaired individuals. Trainers with experience in sports and nutrition will provide follow up support in consultation with the dietician.
3. Biofeedback Training: This will include physical or occupational therapy conducted biofeedback sessions. The sessions will focus on neuromuscular re-education of targeted muscles. Sessions may be combined with an overall therapy program in order to incorporate into functional activities.
For further information, please call the Mike Utley Center for Human Performance at 313.966.0832