Drone-Based Motion Capture & Video Analysis

A revolutionary approach to injury prevention, recovery, movement analysis, and performance enhancement.

We are the only clinic in Idaho offering this cutting edge physical therapy and sports enhancement technique, bringing new insights catered specifically to the trail running community.

Using drone imagery collected by Dr. Sarah Hoffmann (PhD, Biomechanics), we capture footage of an athlete in their natural environment. From this, we can view and diagnose movement dysfunctions that are the root cause of tissue breakdown, pain, and poor performance. Dr. Luke Phillips (PT, DPT, OCS) further examines specific weaknesses, mobility deficits, and other impairments that cause these movement errors. Based on these analyses, he provides an individualized treatment and training program that involves manual therapy and exercise training to improve strength, endurance, mobility, and coordination. In other words, we help you find your weakness and make it a strength. 

The Achilles Fitness Institute approach to treatment and training eliminates the guesswork that is so common in the health and fitness field today. We get to the root of the issue and treat it so that you can experience lasting benefits, not just a quick fix or pain-relieving modality. 

Sarah Hoffmann, PhD, Biomechanics

Dr. Sarah Hoffmann is a scientist focusing on the development of emerging technologies for research. She completed her MSc and PhD at Florida Atlantic University in physiology and biomechanics, leveraging underwater motion capture to analyze shark swimming mechanics in the field, rather than in a flume (an underwater treadmill). These days, she works on improving drone applications across research disciplines with projects on salmon, sea turtles, manta rays, and more. Sarah is a Boise native and returned home after 10 years to get back into the mountains! Her love of trail running and mountain biking, along with a background in volitional kinematics, inspired the idea of DroCAP: drone based motion capture for volitional running and biking analyses to treat biomechanical deficiencies.  


Luke Phillips, PT, DPT, OCS

Luke Phillips is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and  Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. He graduated from the University of Southern California with honors and completed advanced residency training. Luke has extensive clinical experience in biomechanical analysis and movement training. Luke created Achilles Fitness Institute with the desire to find and fix the root causes to musculoskeletal injuries and pain. Dr. Phillips is excited to utilize the cutting edge technology of DroCap to more comprehensively analyze and treat athletes.