Intelligence is the ability to understand reality and to adapt to it. After the season has ended, LaLiga Santander‘s teams – particularly the stronger ones – know that their injury tallies, largely muscular, are far from being acceptable by European football’s standards.
Real Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia end the campaign with muscle injury rates of 71 percent, 59pc, 67pc and 70pc respectively. The numbers alone speak. Clubs take measure to try to reduce these injury rates, including changing their medical equipment, but it’s clear that it’s not always the right approach and that on more than one occasion a decision has been changed due to sports motives.
We believe it to be necessary to point out that if there aren’t changes in the functioning methods, we run the risk of dying on the shore. Biomechanics and wide data applied to football are already here.
Today everything can be measured and evaluated using 5D systems that allow us to accurately compare match patterns, muscle elasticity and player anomalies. We can bring them all to everyday use with mathematical and statistical calculations that allow us to gauge how important these anomalies are and identify exactly what corrections need to be introduced.
The appearance of surface electromyography is a fundamental element in assessing muscle function and whether to decide a player is ready to compete again.
In science, the only exact way to think is that mathematics is coming to medicine inexorably. The age of numbers has begun.