Episode 27: Andy McDonald chats with Dr Phil Wagner the Founder & CEO of Sparta Science. Phil is a a Physician and a Strength Coach who 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. 

In this conversation Andy & Phil discuss:

  • Phil’s from athlete to Strength & Conditioning Coach to medicine. 
  • Setting up Sparta Science 
  • Informed consumers
  • Assessing methods & tools before Implementation
  • Re-defining what “Injury prevention means” 
  • How Sparta Interacts with team systems 
  • AI & Machine learning in predictive injury models 
  • Blind spots in data models
  • Injury risk identification verses occurrence 
  • The value of coaches & clinicians gaining foundation knowledge in data methods

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About the Author
Andy is the Host / Co-Founder of Inform Performance and a dual qualified Physiotherapist / Strength & Conditioning Coach. Andy is based in Philadelphia & works for Total Performance who provide a multi-faceted, elite level diagnostic, rehabilitation and performance service. Delivered by a team of world leading specialists to organisations in the NBA, NFL, English Premier League, the LTA and England Rugby.