RMS Doctoral Student Places Third in New Investigator Award Competition

Photo of Dhruv Gupta

Rehabilitation and Movement Science doctoral student Dhruv Gupta received third place in the New Investigator Award competition at the 36th annual International Society of Biomechanics in Sports conference in Auckland, New Zealand.

His presentation, Use of Musculoskeletal Modelling to Find the Balance between Performance and Injury Prevention in Sports, was chosen from 70 presentations.

Gupta discussed how elite volleyball players could enhance their performance by “hanging” in the air at the peak of their jump and described the development of a computational model that will allow volleyball coaches to explore different movement patterns that minimize the potential loss of jump height and risk of a shoulder injury.