CSSMCW Physical Therapists Host Squat Clinic & DARI Motion Assessment

Squat Clinic

On February 1, Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber’s Physical Therapists Tom Anders, Sean Gdula, Sara DelSignore, Kelsey Wallen, Teo Heckman, and Breanne James hosted a Squat Clinic/DARI Motion assessment event for local members of Legends Warehouse Cross-fit Gym.

Attendees of the squat clinic learned about the key points of a back squat; common errors when completing the squat that can lead to pain, injury, and affect performance; as well as how to find their individual and optimal squat position.

Additionally, those who completed the DARI analysis were provided a one-on-one review of their results and individualized instruction on exercises/stretches with our highly skilled and trained physical therapists to improve asymmetries or body regions at risk for injury. This was a fun interactive event that left participants achieving back squat personal records with more safe and optimal form by the next day!

DARI Motion AnalysisIn just a few minutes, a DARI Motion assessment can identify injury profiles, help improve performance, and help reduce healthcare costs. DARI Motion is the world’s only FDA cleared, markerless motion analytics solution that delivers validated 3D kinematic and kinetic motion analytics without the use of sensors, markers, or force plates.

On Saturday, February 29, CSSMCW is offering two free public demonstrations of the new state-of-the-art equipment at the Windber Community Building on Graham Avenue.

  • 9 a.m. – Coaches, parents, and athletes will learn how the DARI Motion assessment can help athletes at all levels transform their motion, recover from injury, and perform at a higher level.
  • 10 a.m., gym goers, physical therapy patients, individuals with balance issues or falling risks will learn the many ways the DARI Motion assessment can help them avoid injury and more safely exercise.

Please join us – the demonstrations are open to anyone! If you have questions, please call 814-467-3465.

About Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber
Founded in 1906, Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is an independent, non-profit acute care hospital in northern Somerset County, bordering Cambria County. The 54-bed hospital shares a campus and collaborates with Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine at Windber (CSSIMMW), a private, non-profit biomedical research center. With more than 450 employees, CSSMCW is the fourth largest employer in Somerset County. CSSMCW’s mission is to provide excellence in personalized, quality health care services through innovation, research and education in response to community needs. For more information visit