At the Bone & Joint Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation Center, we help create lifelong musculoskeletal health, emphasizing physical activity and exercise across the lifespan. Our goal is to prevent injury and achieve optimal health, mobility, and quality of life throughout each person’s lifespan.
Our two primary areas of interest are musculoskeletal injury and arthritis and head injury and concussion; our research focuses on injury prevention and on effective treatment and rehabilitation that are essential to putting the person back on the path to optimal health.
We also focus on seven sub-areas for different populations: exercise and conditioning; sports; veterans' health; recreation and play; movement and physical activity for children and adolescents; physical activity for successful aging; and work-related physical activity.
Jim Betts was a standout safety for the Michigan Wolverines in the late '60s, taking and dishing bone-jarring hits every day throughout the fall season and spring drills. However, it was during a pick-up basketball game in the intramural building that he tore his medial meniscus. That injury continues to cause problems today.