A cynical question, perhaps, given that Kitman Labs is all about using sport science to increase player performance safely. But it’s a question continually asked, even if not 100% directly or so bluntly, by the coaches we meet every day.
The Summer Olympic Games 2016, officially the XXXI Olympiad, will be held in Rio from the 5th - 21st of August this year. More than 10,500 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) will compete in 28 Olympic sports at 33 venues in the host city and at 5 venues in the cities of São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasília, and Manaus.
The doctor’s role in professional sport is changing. Local GPs turning up on match day with the ‘magic’ bucket and sponge have been replaced by specialist, often full-time, sports physicians, equipped with expert skills in clinical assessment, and knowledge of sport-specific injuries.
The ability to detect the critical aspects of motion is pivotal to the role of a skilled practitioner and directly impacts on the resultant treatment or feedback that follows a perceptual-based movement evaluation. The success of the practitioner is likely dependent on their ability to discriminate often small yet important kinematic differences in movement or technique.
The Kitman Labs Injury Assessment Report 2016 includes 5 teams that have been using the Kitman Labs Athlete Optimization System for at least 2 full seasons. The aim of the report is to look for trends within the data sets in order to help us better understand our impact on the teams we partner with here at Kitman Labs. For the sake of our customers privacy, the data is anonymized.
In a sport where aggression and violence are staple components, we continue our NCAA blog series off the back of the recent success of North Dakota in the NCAA Mens Division 1 Championships. In this post we look into the most common injuries in Ice Hockey, how they are caused and what can be done to prevent them.