The Point Loma Nazarene University and the San Diego Padres state-of-the-art biomechanics lab is officially open!

Biomechanics is the study of human movement using the science of mechanics. The state-of-the-art biomechanics lab at PLNU was designed in partnership with the San Diego Padres to provide the 3D biomechanical tools aimed at improving athletic performance and minimizing the risk of injury.

Arnel Aguinaldo, Ph.D., ATC

"We are dedicated to promoting the advancement in the scholarships of teaching, discovery, and integration of human movement biomechanics."

Arnel Aguinaldo, PhD, ATC
Associate Professor & Director, PLNU X Padres Biomechanics Lab

Padres pitcher using the biomechanics lab
Image of camera man filming at the pitching lab
Graduate students working n Pitching Lab
Professor explaining the benefits of the pitching lab
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Balboa Regional Center

9055 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123
(619) 849-7974

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Arnel Aguinaldo, Ph.D., ATC
Director, PLNU X Padres Biomechanics Laboratory
Associate Professor of Kinesiology

Taylor La Salle, MS
Lab Manager, PLNU X Padres Biomechanics Lab
Adjunct Professor of Kinesiology