Author: Phil Wagner M.D.
Phil Wagner, MD, is the Founder and CEO of Sparta Science, a Silicon Valley company dedicated to the science of human movement. Dr. Wagner a physician and a strength coach whose own athletic career as a football and rugby player was cut short by a series of avoidable training injuries. Prior to Sparta, Dr. Wagner had a successful career as a strength and conditioning coach for top-tier organizations, including UCLA, UC Berkeley, and the Canterbury Crusaders (New Zealand) and the New South Wales Waratahs (Australia). Disappointed by the lack of evidence-based approaches to athletic performance and injury prevention within professional sports, Dr. Wagner pursued his medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and focused on biomechanics at the USC Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy Lab. Dr. Wagner’s passion for protecting athlete health and longevity through injury resilience coupled with his medically-oriented human performance mindset inspired him to found Sparta Science, a movement technology and data science company focused on improving musculoskeletal health. Founded in 2008, Sparta Science is used worldwide by elite and conventional military forces, professional, collegiate, high school and youth sports organizations, strength training professionals and medical providers committed to helping people move better, at work, at play, and on duty. Follow @DrPhilWagner on Twitter or go to https://www.spartascience.com