Leading Sports Science Research Performed Outside the Laboratory

Member of Nation's Youth Sports Safety Program

The RMCSR has joined forces with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), and more than 1,000 other organizations and sports medicine practices from around the country to promote the STOP Sports Injuries injuries program. 

Mobile Biomechanics Laboratory

The Q Lab is the RMCSR's mobile biomechanics laboratory that measures an athlete's movement performance with state-of-the-art wearable sensors in a competitive context. Sport science research is now possible anywhere an athlete trains or competes. 

RMCSR Joins the PSIA Technolgy Taskforce

Members of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA), Microsoft and the RMCSR performed collaborative research in Aspen, CO to enhance the instruction and education programs of the PSIA. The video is a visualization of movement data captured from wearable sensors (Xsens) during short radius turns performed on slalom skis.

CU Sports Medicine provides funding to expand injury risk study with the Colorado Storm

Dr. Rachel Frank, an orthopaedic surgeon at CU Sports Medicine, recently provided funding to increase the number of mobile testing stations for the injury risk reduction study currently underway with the Colorado Storm Soccer Club.  The RMCSR  will now have the ability to collect the movement performance of an entire soccer team with wearable sensors and high-speed video in under one hour.  

RMCSR becomes member of Youth Sports Safety Alliance

Since 2010, the Alliance has worked to raise awareness, advance legislation and improve medical care for young athletes across the country. Spear headed by the National Athletic Training Associiattion (NATA), the Alliance includes more than 230 organizations that have joined together to reduce injuries and prevent catastrophic events in youth sports.

Research Update

Results from First RMCSR Funded Study Submitted to Sports Medicine Conference

Dr. John Seifert of the Human Performance Laboratory at Montana State University (MSU) submitted data on the fatigue and performance of recreational alpine skiers to the 65th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

MSU study finds recreational alpine skiers wearing directional compression tights can ski 30% more runs and vertical feet in a full morning of skiing without increasing muscle fatigue.

Download the abstract located at the bottom of our Alpine Skiing Research page:

The Consortium News

GolfTec and RMCSR swing into golf performance research

GolfTec is the nation's largest golf instruction company that uses motion capture technology to analyze the swing of their students.  The RMCSR will work with GolfTec on validating new state-of-the-art motion capture systems for measuring golf swing biomechanics.

RMCSR begins training study with the University of Denver

Dr. Michael Decker, Senior Research Consultant with the University of Denver and Director and Chief Scientific Officer of the RMCSR is investigating a new training program and field testing methods to enhance performance and reduce knee injury risk in young female athletes. 

Boston Children's Hospital adds scientific collaborator to RMCSR

Dr. Dai Sugimoto of The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention at Boston Children’s Hospital will collaborate with Dr. Michael Decker and the RMCSR with research investigating training, performance and knee injury risk in youth female soccer athletes.

CU Sports Medicine to provide medical advisory role

Dr. Michelle Wolcott, Dr. Eric McCarty and Julie Graves, MA, ATC of CU Sports Medicine will collaborate with Dr. Michael Decker,  the University of Denver and the RMCSR as medical advisers for the training research with the Colorado Storm Soccer Club.

Landow Performance provides training expertise for research

Chris Jarmon of Landow Performance has agreed to direct and oversee training for the first Colorado Storm soccer team in the research study focused on enhancing athletic performance and reducing knee injury risk in young female athletes.

MSU scientist receives first RMCSR research grant

Dr. John Seifert of the Human Performance Laboratory at Montana State University was awarded the first grant from the RMCSR in September, 2016 to study leg muscle fatigue during alpine skiing.

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