Georgia Southern Establishes Center For Rehabilitation And Independent Living

Georgia Southern University’s Waters College of Health Professions has established a new research center that will bring together faculty and student researchers in the human movement sciences to improve the health and quality of life for individuals in the coastal Georgia region.

The Center for Rehabilitation and Independent Living (CRIL) will offer specialized services to include clinical gait screenings, sport-specific, athletic movement analyses, concussion assessment, overuse injury prevention methods and evaluations of daily activity performances for clinical populations.

Gavin Colquitt, Ed.D., executive director of the center, explained that by combining the expertise of faculty in the human movement sciences and clinical rehabilitation, the CRIL aims to engage key community partners and promote interdisciplinary research.

Although the CIRL is new, many of the services and programs have a longer history. Programs such as Camp RAD and Super Eagles, which provide inclusive fitness and transition skills training for young people with disabilities, will now be housed under the center’s umbrella.

“The center will enable us to create additional opportunities for our researchers to collaborate with local clinicians,” Colquitt said.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers approximately 140 different degree programs serving almost 27,000 students through 10 colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.

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