Bradenton, FL (PRWEB) February 19, 2013
IMG Academy has teamed with leading human performance technology firm, Motus Global, to empower the 42 participants in the the 2013 NFL Combine Training Program with the knowledge to increase their durability and performance over the course of their careers. In order to help prevent injuries, Motus has been providing motion analysis testing for IMG Academy, testing the mobility and stability of every major joint in the athletes’ bodies, and providing valuable insight into potential threats that could lead to an injury.
“We aid the athletes by identifying abnormal movement patterns and providing this crucial information to the strength and conditioning, physical therapy and athletic training staff,” said Dave Fortenbaugh, PhD., Executive Vice President Biomechanics Research and Development, Motus. “We have tested all the NFL Combine Training athletes and given their respective information to the coaches, who in turn address any potential threats by altering the athletes’ programming.”
The IMG Academy staff has found this data extremely helpful. Discussing the analysis delivered by Motus, IMG Academy’s Director of Speed and Movement Loren Seagrave said, “The statistics, both pre-testing and post-season, received from Motus have been helpful to us. We have successfully been able to design exercises, as per the graphical, bio-mechanical and statistical data provided to us, in order to enhance player fitness and performance.”
Seagrave continued: “When you talk of prevention of injuries, for football, Motus is still in a process of developing the necessary database, which can be looked at as our long-term goal, but for the various football athletes here, who are preparing for the Combine, we have utilized Motus’ data in reference to stiffness, movements and symmetry to design specific exercises.”
As underlined by coach Seagrave, the long-term goal is to form a data
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