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The REACH lab utilizes advanced equipment including the Biodex dynamometer.
The REACH lab at KU Medical Center
The Research in Exercise and Cardiovascular Health (REACH) laboratory is comprised of dedicated students, researchers and volunteers from the community who work together to answer important questions about chronic disease and disability.
The REACH lab is focused on research that integrates three areas of study: cardiovascular physiology, brain aging, and stroke recovery. Exercise interventions are used to maximize heart and brain health in people with and without disease. Using non-invasive methods, the lab team studies the heart, lungs, brain, and vascular system.
Sandra A. Billinger, PT, PhD, FAHA
KU Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
The REACH laboratory is part of the Georgia Holland Research Laboratory.
Fitness and Body Composition Services
REACH lab offers various fitness assessments to the community on a fee-for-service basis. These include cardiac risk assessment, body composition, and VO2 max testing.
Cardiac risk assessment (screening including blood pressure)
Resting energy expenditure
Wingate anaerobic test
Bioelectrical impendence body fat analysis
Submaximal exercise test with or without gas analysis
To contact the REACH lab or schedule an appointment, please call 913-945-6630 or send us an email.
Maximal exercise test (VO2 max) with gas analysis
Functional tests (Six-minute walk test, Timed up and go) with/without gas analysis
Interpretation of results for training purposes
Jun 03, 2019