Espino of CRS presents biomechanics research at int’l conference in Thailand

Asst. Prof. Reil Vinard Espino, an academic staff from the College of Rehabilitation Sciences in the Sports Science Department and a doctoral candidate in Health Research at the UST Graduate School, presented his research titled “Biomechanical Parameters Assessed During Running Among Running-Related Athletes with Recurrent Hamstring Strain Injury: A Scoping Review.” He shared his work at the 9th Asian Society for Sport Biomechanics (ASSB) and 2nd Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) International Conference on Sports Science titled “Sports Biomechanics: From Research to the Field.” The conference was held from August 28 to September 1, 2023 at the Grand Four Wings Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.

Espino’s study aimed to provide an overview of the essential biomechanical parameters that have been evaluated in running-related athletes with recurrent hamstring strain injuries (HSI) and outline the common testing procedures used to assess these parameters in this specific athlete population.

During the same conference, he was selected to serve as member of the board of directors for the ASSB for the term 2023-2024.

The primary objective of the conference was to facilitate the integration of sports biomechanics research into practical applications and create opportunities for research collaborations with other Asian universities in the field of Sports Biomechanics.

The conference drew participants from all over the globe, including undergraduate and graduate students, academics, and sports biomechanics experts. The event featured keynote speeches and practical presentations, alongside oral and poster research presentations from a diverse array of institutions. Various companies from around the world showcased their latest and cutting-edge tools for conducting biomechanical analyses. Malaysia is scheduled to host the conference next year.

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