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Five years of Hamstring Injury Research in 25 minutes

Aspetar’s Tuesday Lecture Series. Title: Five years of hamstring injury research in 25 minutes: lessons learned from the QUT and ACU Hamstring Injury Groups. Presenter: Dr David Opar, Lecturer- School of Exercise Science, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia

By | 十一月 23rd, 2016|未分类|0 Comments

Short biceps femoris fascicles and eccentric knee flexor weakness increase the risk of hamstring injury in elite football (soccer): a prospective cohort study

Another piece of research gold from the research team, showing the link between biceps femoris fascicle length, eccentric strength/weakness and injury risk – powerful stuff.  This paper formed the thesis of Ryan Timmins, backed by NordBord inventors Dr. David Opar and Dr. Tony Shield. http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2015/12/16/bjsports-2015-095362.abstract

By | 八月 24th, 2016|Research|0 Comments

Leicester City: The science behind their Premier League title

[photo courtesy of Getty Images] via bbc.com Leicester City FC’s 2015-16 Premier League title was no fluke, and here the BBC takes a look inside how their brilliant staff engineered one of the greatest underdog victories in sporting history. Read more… https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/36189778

By | 五月 9th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Pre-season at a Premier League club: sprints, drones and Snoozeboxes [and NordBords]

via The Guardian Recently The Guardian went inside English Premier League club Swansea City to follow them through their team’s preseason. In focus was their utilisation of sports technology to give them insights into their athletes’ inner workings, improve performance and aid recovery. Among their toys is a NordBord prototype, which the Swans have been [...]

By | 九月 21st, 2015|News|0 Comments

The NordBord tackles the 2015 Football Medicine Strategies Conference

Members of the Vald Performance team and QUT ACU Hamstring Injury Group will be visiting Isokinetic’s 2015 Football Medicine Strategies Conference for Player Care, in London from April 11-12. There, team members and NordBord inventors Dr. Anthony Shield and Dr. David Opar will present their newest and most groundbreaking findings on hamstring injuries in football, [...]

By | 二月 11th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Does Strength in the Nordic Hamstring Exercise Predict Hamstring Injury? (via SlideShare)

Here is a slideshow delivered by NordBord inventor Dr. Anthony Shield to some of the world’s largest and influential sporting teams.  While Tony’s work in the area spans decades, this is a great synopsis of some of his and the QUT-ACU Hamstring Injury Group’s most recent research and findings.  Check it out here. Vald Performance is incredibly proud [...]

By | 一月 21st, 2015|Research|0 Comments

The NordBord visits the GWS Giants (via Giants TV)

In the lead-up to the 2015 AFL season, David Joyce (Head of Athletic Performance, Greater Western Sydney Giants) wanted a measure of how his team’s hamstrings were shaping up, and what was the best way to find out?  The NordBord, of course.  In the space of one gym session, David was able to test the entire team, and [...]

By | 一月 15th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Welcome to Vald Performance

Vald Performance is the company behind the NordBord Hamstring Testing System.  We are comprised of researchers, designers and strategists, all hailing from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. In 2014, QUT decided that the world had waited long enough for the NordBord, and a pent-up demand for the product spurred the formation [...]

By | 一月 14th, 2015|News|0 Comments

What is the Nordbord?

The NordBord is the result of years of research into hamstring injuries, culminating in a spark of an idea. Exercise science researchers Dr. Anthony Shield of Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and his former PhD student Dr. David Opar, now of Australian Catholic University (ACU), have long been exploring the mechanisms of hamstring strain injury.  However, when [...]

By | 一月 13th, 2015|News|0 Comments