Utilizing Sparta Science for Re-Entry into Sport

A system to diagnose the risk of injury and instantly prescribe individual plans to determine readiness.

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Athletes are experiencing unprecedented time away and changes in their seasonal routines. This raises concerns about their safety and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries upon return to play.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, injury rates have increased in all major sports leagues.

Predict Risk of Injury

Third party peer-reviewed research confirms Sparta Science can identify individuals that are more susceptible to injury like ACL tears.

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Dr. Marisa Pontillo

University of Pennsylvania

Prediction of Lower Extremity Injuries from Vertical Jump Kinetic Data in Collegiate Athletes.

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Tim Hewett, PhD

Biomechanics & Sports Medicine Research, over 400 peer-reviewed articles published.

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Read our most recent published research study, written in collaboration with Tim Hewett and Kate Webster, showing a correlation between Sparta’s MSK Health score and NFL injuries:

Longitudinal Changes In Force Plate Measures Are Valid Indicators Of Musculoskeletal (MSK) Health In Professional American Football Players

“It would mean that you’ve reached a certain level of fitness, just from a strength and conditioning point of view, and that’s going to require that there be certain sorts of fitness testing that’s done. That ranges from functional testing so that you know you’re really using the kinetic chain part of your body properly to the ability to do repetitive sprints and to be able to recover. It’s not just about what you can do, but the degree to which your body can recover — that’s a very important part of it.”
Dr. Brian Hainline
Regarding RTP post COVID-19, The Athletic

If athletic programs are not proactive in providing a modality, the already high cost of medical care in collegiate athletics will only grow, negatively impacting the bottom line and causing many programs to exceed their budgets for medical expense allocations.

Sparta Science provides technology that objectively measures readiness for sport, injury risk, as well as the ability to monitor fatigue throughout the return to participation timeline.

Handling Muscle Fatigue and Recovery At a Division I College Program

“In real time, we’re able to make good decisions about what we’re going to do with our guys from a training standpoint. Our workouts are completely different from what they’ve been in the past because the players will train based off their deficiencies identified by a machine learning software; we’ve got whole workouts planned for those guys and minimize their deficiencies while limiting risk of injury.”

Frank Wintrich: Director of Football Performance, UCLA

Rehabilitation Programs and Performance Enhancement in College Sport

“We started using Sparta as a substitute for that hop and stop test we were doing previously; we looked at a single-leg broad jump and single-leg deceleration. It streamlined our injury-prevention process, so our screens are a lot faster now, and I do feel like we’ve got more data and different data.”

Mitchell Hauschildt: Prevention, Rehabilitation and Physical Performance Coordinator, Missouri State University

Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation in the MLS Bubble

“It’s developed into something that we use on a daily and weekly basis. Sparta has become a foundational aspect of our process, especially from a strength & conditioning and return to play standpoint. It gives us a lot of high quality information that’s super easy to collect and utilize right away. That’s one of the things that we love so much, the simplicity of it; and the powerful information that we get.”

Charles Burdick: First Team Performance Coach, Portland Timbers

Incorporating Sparta into Pre-Participation Physical

Our partners have the ability to identify detraining in their athletes and utilize a prescriptionto provide individualized training program that navigates away from injury risk.  

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The Sparta Readiness Playbook

6-week process: 

  • Weekly 90-second scans

    • Full body objective measurement of movement and strength. 

    • Database powered by machine learning that identifies how an athlete should move to be prepared for each position in a sport. 

  • Plank and Balance to access core and lower body strength and proprioception. 

    • Strength and proprioception decrease when fatigue increases. 

  • Continue to scan athletes throughout the season.

  • Case Studies

    The implementation of Sparta Science has proven to decrease medical costs while improving the student-athlete experience.

    Reduction Of Injury And Related Costs After Implementation Of An Injury Prevention System In Division I Athletes Click to Read

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    Sparta ROI and comparing the cost of medical expenses

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    University of San Francisco

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    Why we added Sparta Science in Year One, Saint Joseph’s University

    Trusted by the Experts

    Organizations around the world have seen how Sparta Science can help speed recovery and increase performance.

    “The information Sparta provides off their simple and effective scanning procedures give us a good understanding of athlete movement signatures and profiles at that particular moment. Our professional athletes – men and women – are tested on the platform on a regular basis. We can start to make those comparisons and get a better understanding of where certain athletes may lie.”

    Charles Burdick: Portland Timbers First Team Performance Coach

    “I couldn’t find a piece of technology that had the data driven injury indicators that Sparta has. Our injury rates our first year and a half, our average days lost, went from 16 to 3 which was a remarkable way for me to say to our AD, ‘Hey we can do more of this. We’re just scratching the surface’”

    Stacy Carone: Associate Director of Athletics for Sports Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

    “Sparta provides useful multilayered data to our Sports Medicine department to monitor the progress of our student-athletes and provides USF Athletics with an edge on sports performance.”

    Rachel Shull: Assistant Athletics Director for Athletic Training, Head Athletic Trainer, University of San Francisco

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