Leicester City: The science behind their Premier League title

[photo courtesy of Getty Images] via 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…

By |2018-05-10T20:26:47+10:00五月 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 |2018-05-10T20:19:53+10:00九月 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 |2017-06-07T15:54:35+10:00二月 11th, 2015|News|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 |2017-06-07T15:56:35+10:00一月 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 |2017-06-07T15:57:18+10:00一月 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 |2017-06-07T15:58:21+10:00一月 13th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Meet the QUT-ACU Hamstring Injury Group

The QUT-ACU Hamstring Injury Group is a collaboration of world-leading researchers in exercise science, dedicated to discovering the causes of hamstring injuries, and ultimately preventing them. Borne out of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the group is led by Dr. Anthony Shield of QUT who has over 17 years of experience in the [...]

By |2017-06-07T15:59:09+10:00一月 12th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Revolutionary hamstring tester will keep more players on the paddock (via QUT News)

NordBord co-inventor and lead of the QUT-ACU Hamstring Injury Group, Dr. Anthony Shield, discusses with QUT Media the findings of their research group’s study into hamstring injuries in the AFL, and the insights the NordBord was able to give them. Read the full article here.

By |2017-06-07T16:00:41+10:00一月 10th, 2015|News|0 Comments