Incubator of excellence
The human body is the most amazing, complex, powerful machine there is. How do we unlock its full potential? From movements to motivations, from food to fortitude, we're studying every aspect of human ability.
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Taking the guesswork out of treatment
With 3D GAIT analysis developed at UCalgary, clinicians around the world can help runners solve biomechanical problems that lead to injuries.
Human Performance Laboratory
Always aiming higher, faster, further, stronger
Fatigue, injuries, exercise, diet, running shoes – nothing is off-limits when it comes to studying ways to get the most out of the human body.
Maximizing horse power
Are non-human athletes vulnerable to the same ailments as are their human counterparts? Our researchers study such factors as performance stress, cardiovascular health and gastric ulcers in performance horses.
Knocking out head injuries
With a focus on prevention, our researchers look at all facets of youth sports injuries, from causes to symptoms to recovery.
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The race to prevent running injuries
Horse health: Researching the performance of equine athletes
(Un)health and fitness: A more balanced approach to wellness
Our brains and fatigue
Getting back in the game: A faster way to concussion recovery
The science of Game Face: Helping athletes discover their self-control
Solid foundation: The importance of ankles and shoes in preventing injury
Symptoms and treatments for five common running injuries
12 tips to improve athletic performance – from the experts
Running injury clinic: A community approach to treatment
Inside the mind of an Olympian
Knocking out concussions in sport
No pain, no gain? The sociology of sports
Concussions: Top tips for recovery
Dinos coach honoured
Danielle Goyette is featured on a new Canada Post stamp collection commemorating pioneers in womens' winter sport.
Look-up line distracts players: study
A one-metre orange line painted on the ice at the base of the boards in hockey rinks – known as the Look-Up Line – is meant to warn players to look up before bodychecking into the boards. But instead of serving as a reminder, this line had the opposite effect: players looked down at the line, potentially making them more vulnerable to injuries, according to a study led by researchers in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary.
Engineering safer chucks
A Schulich School of Engineering student looks at how chuckwagon poles respond to the stress of competition.
On-board coach for cyclists
New technology being developed in the Faculty of Kinesiology provides personalized, on-the-spot performance feedback, taking sports science up a few gears.
Bodychecking ban in youth hockey dramatically reduces injuries: study
Kinesiology research shows a 64% reduction in concussion risk when Peewee players are disallowed from hitting.
An ounce of prevention . . .
Researchers evaluate the economic impact of a youth neuromuscular training strategy on health-care costs.
It may be in the muscles
Women appear to be closing the gap in endurance running, but are they faster than men?
Fighting fatigue in cancer survivors
By adapting methods used in elite athletics, UCalgary researchers seek to understand the mechanisms that cause fatigue.
Head injuries in youth
An analysis of medical literature dating back to the 1980s singles out rugby, hockey and football as the highest-risk sports for concussion.
Talking the walk
UCalgary’s Running Injury Clinic is taking on osteoarthritis of the knee with a precision medicine approach.
The curious case of runner's knee
A biomechanics study reveals potential new ways to treat one of the most common running injuries.
Training vs. genetics
Intrigued by differences in athletic ability, one researcher finds that a certain muscle protein plays a role in cardiovascular fitness.