Join us to talk how access to exponentially more data, modern sensor technology and better educational knowledge has change the world of sport safety and science with Dr. Robb Rehberg, CEO & Founder of Sport Safety International and Dr. Phil Wagner, CEO & Founder of Sparta Science.Guest BiosPodcast Notes & QuotesAll Episodes
Dr. Robb Rehberg
Robb is a tenured professor and Coordinator of Athletic Training Clinical Education in the Department of Kinesiology at William Paterson University. He also serves as the lead Athletic Trainer Spotter and Medical Advisor for the National Football League (NFL). He has served as a consultant to the legal and insurance industries since 2006. In 2009, he co- founded the Rehberg Konin Group, a consulting firm specializing in consulting in sports medicine, sport safety and risk management. He is also the founder, President and CEO of Sport Safety International, an organization dedicated to promoting safe participation in sport and physical activity through education. Robb is a textbook author and frequent speaker at regional, national and international conferences. He is a former president of the Athletic Trainers' Society of New Jersey (ATSNJ), and currently serves on the Society's Governmental Affairs Committee. He previously served on the NATA Foundation Board of Directors, and as treasurer of the Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association. Robb is a Hall of Fame member of both the Athletic Trainers' Society of New Jersey and the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association, is the recipient the Service Award from both the ATSNJ and NATA, and was recognized as a Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer by the NATA. He has also received the NATA's Excellence in Continuing Education award and the William T. Griffin Award for Excellence in Legislative Advocacy. He was also recognized by Montclair State University for his efforts in responding to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11, He earned his bachelor's degree in Athletic Training, with a minor in Health Science from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Sport Science degree with an emphasis in Sport Management from the United States Sports Academy, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Health Science with a concentration in international health research and education from Touro University International.
Dr. Phil Wagner
Dr. Phil Wagner is founder-CEO of Sparta Science, 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. Dr. Wagner's commitment to data-driven coaching and athlete development began as a strength coach for U.C. Berkeley and UCLA and as a professional rugby coach in New Zealand and Australia. Frustrated by the lack of evidence-based approaches to athletic performance and injury prevention within professional sports, Phil received his medical degree from USC focused on biomechanics. Phil’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.