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Marjorie Bekaert Thomas
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Reported February 6, 2012

The Making of a Multi-Million Dollar Player -- Research Summary

SPORTS BIOMECANICS: Biomechanics is the study of the structure and function of biological systems by means of the methods of “mechanics.”, which is the branch of physics involving analysis of the actions of forces. Within “mechanics” there are two sub-fields of study: (1) statics, which is the study of systems that are in a state of constant motion either at rest (with no motion) or moving with a constant velocity; and (2) dynamics, which is the study of systems in motion in which acceleration is present, which may involve kinematics (i.e., the study of the motion of bodies with respect to time, displacement, velocity, and speed of movement either in a straight line or in a rotary direction) and kinetics (the study of the forces associated with motion, including forces causing motion and forces resulting from motion). (Source:

FMS:  Functional movement screening (FMS) is a musculoskeletal assessment method that incorporates seven movements and yields an overall score based on movement quality (Source:

IMPROVING PERFORMANCE:  New technology called movement screening is making athletes perform at their max.  This computer technology is making athletes stronger, better, and faster while preventing injuries from happening.  The professionals train athletes by filming them while they perform and provide visual feedback on their techniques.  The computer software analyzes the athletes and the trainer can tell whether the athlete is right on the mark.  The trainers critic the athletes one movement at a time and then the athlete corrects one movement at a time.  Also the technology can identify limitations in strength and motion before an injury could occur. 

What it does exactly:
• Evaluates.   The software identifies asymmetries and limitations in the athletes' performance, making more analysis and testing unnecessary.
• Keep's standards rising.  The software keeps track of the athlete's improvement.  It records progress and keeps working towards perfection.
• Safety.   The software identifies movement that is dangerous and quickly addresses the problem. 
• Corrects Strategies.  The software can be used on any fitness level.  It applies corrective strategies on various movement issues.  The software can also identify specific exercises based on the individual's score to create customized plans of action (Source: MORE


Spero G. Karas, MD  
Head Team Physician- Atlanta Falcons
Associate Professor of Orthopedics
Emory Healthcare Sports Medicine

Ron Deangelo
University of Pittsburgh
(412) 432-3871

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