Jan 19, 2021
Dr. Phil Wagner is founder-CEO of Sparta Science, a physician and a strength coach whose own athletic career as a football and rugby player was cut short by a series of avoidable training injuries. Dr. Wagner’s commitment to data-driven coaching and athlete development began as a strength coach for U.C. Berkeley and UCLA and as a professional rugby coach in New Zealand and Australia.
Frustrated by the lack of evidence-based approaches to athletic performance and injury prevention within professional sports, Phil received his medical degree from USC focused on biomechanics. Phil’s passion for protecting athlete health and longevity through injury resilience coupled with his medically-oriented human performance mindset inspired him to found Sparta Science, a movement technology and data science company focused on improving musculoskeletal health.
Phil’s passion for helping athletes prolong their sports career, teams reduce injury rates and patients return to the top of their game is fueled by his personal journey as an injured (former) athlete and his professional experience as a disillusioned strength and conditioning coach. Sharing data and collaborative insights is what motives us to help educate others using the lessons we have learned.
American Football Coaches Association
Sports Analytics World Series
MIT Sloan Sports Analytics
Movement Assessments and Machine Learning for Physical Therapy + Performance
South by South West (SXSW) 2019
The Sparta System uses force plate hardware coupled with AI and machine learning software to deliver body scans that diagnose movement health in seconds. Sparta has helped tens of thousands of elite athletes, tactical athletes (warfighters), fitness clients, and patients reduce injuries and move better with its injury risk diagnostics and personalized movement prescriptions. Over 1.5 million force trials across over a hundred organizations comprise the Sparta performance and injury database.
The Sparta Cause
Why Phil founded Sparta Science
The Sparta System
Sparta's AI force technology combines software, hardware and data.
The Sparta Mission
To eliminate limitations to physical activity for every body.
The Movement Signature
Your unique movement pattern with personalized injury insights.