The Institut Català del Peu has developed a new
project about functional assessment and sports technique assessment for high performance
sportsmen and also for future sportsmen with a high performance, virtually of
any kind of sport.
This Project is carried out by experts of all
professional disciplines who get involved in the high performance sport. Among
them, there are federations, clubs, physiotherapists, coaches, trainers and our
biomechanical staff. All of them act in unison about this subject, in order to
assess the functional state of the sportsman/sportswoman by one hand, and the
technical execution of technical gestures which will be appropriate, by the
This biomechanical Project is carried out with the
best technology in the market of 3D photogrammetry and surface muscular
electromyography, together with other tools which make possible to assess the
sportsman in different situations, as well as the suitable set of instruments
for the functional assessment.
The 3D photogrammetry allows us the movement capture
in real time and to achieve kinematic parameters, like angles, accelerations
and segments speeds, to calculate articular centers, center of gravity, to
obtain coordinates of anatomical points, to calculate temporary-space
parameters, like resting times and movements executions times, to make
statistical calculus, like typical deviations and arithmetic means of obtained
The muscular electromyography measures the muscular
activity in an integrated and synchronized way with the movement capture in
real time by 3D photogrammetry, allowing us to know how this activity and
importance is, regarding the rest of all the measured parameters.
Finally, we contributed with very important data
shared among all the staff, contributing a report with detailed aspects to
improve of every sportsman from each professional’s point of view. Thus, we
guarantee the sportsman/sportswoman and the professionals who work with them to
be able to do an appropriate prevention task, which improvements should be
carried out at a functional level if they take part in
the technique and aspects to improve and also how about the technique.
The way of working with sportsmen/sportswomen is
constant during the season and also specific against possible lesions.
At the beginning of the season when the
sportsman/sportswoman has no lesion, we carry out a first functional and
biomechanical assessment of the timely technical gestures. We make such report
and we carry out assessments from time to time, according to the advisability
of the whole staff who work with the sportsman/sportswoman.
In case there is a lesion, it is commenced a specific
monitoring program during the readjustment process of the lesion until the
complete recovery of the sportsman/sportswoman, where we will make sure that
the sportsman/sportswoman is totally recovered from the lesion at a functional
level and that technically it will be reflected like that.