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Novant Health Sports & Performance Medicine partners with Sparta Science to reduce athletic injuries


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Novant Health Sports & Performance Medicine powered by EXOS has announced a partnership with Sparta Science, a Silicon Valley company that applies data and technology to reduce sports injuries and improve results and range of motion for athletes. The proprietary software platform, previously available only to elite sporting organizations, will help Novant Health coaches and trainers identify and mitigate injury risks. For a limited time, youth injury assessments are available for free in the Charlotte area.

“Novant Health is thrilled to partner with Sparta Science to give our sports medicine professionals access to an objective measurement of athlete health, injury risk and training response,” said Greg Bielec, PT, director of rehabilitation and sports medicine for the greater Charlotte market at Novant Health. “We are proud to offer this smart technology to athletes of all ages in the Charlotte area and look forward to continuing to advance our mission by providing the best healthcare for all.”

In a 60-second test, Sparta Science collects data from a series of movements on a force plate and is able to predict injury risk with proven accuracy based on comparable data. The software also allows Novant Health coaches and trainers to:

  • Pinpoint imbalances caused by training and playing history.
  • Identify risk of injury with scientifically proven accuracy.
  • Optimize workouts to create balance and reduce risk of future injury.

“We are excited to enable Novant Health Sports & Performance Medicine with the evidence-based sports technology system that helps to nurture athletes of all ages and athletic abilities,” said Dr. Phil Wagner, founder and CEO, Sparta Science. “Our mission to reduce injuries and increase athlete performance aligns with Novant Health’s preventive medicine philosophy and focus on minimizing sports-related injuries.”

For a limited time, Novant Health is offering free youth injury risk assessments to parents and sports coaches in the Charlotte area. Those interested can email [email protected] for more information. For location and hours, visit NovantHealth.org/EXOS

This latest partnership with Sparta Science demonstrates the mission of Novant Health Sports & Performance Medicine to meet the needs of local athletes. In 2016, Novant Health partnered with EXOS, a proven system and methodology for human performance, bringing area youth, high school and collegiate athletes, as well as fitness-focused adults, access to train at the highest level with EXOS specialists.

Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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