Where Science Meets Skating™
At Apex Skating, we are passionate about the science of high performance hockey development. We firmly believe in forging a new path rather than following the status quo. With the integration of state-of-the-art technology to the application of the scientific method in our proprietary coaching paradigm, we provide an innovative training experience - backed by evidence-based biomechanical priniciples to help Apex Skating Athletes take their game to new heights.
Joint Range of Motion
Joint kinematics is the study of the relative motion between two consecutive segments of the human body. Kinematics is the unification of spatial and temporal parameters, and when executed optimally, leads to elite performance. The measurement of joint range of motion (ROM) contributes to the development of training interventions that correct asymmetry and increase efficiency in skating movement patterns.
Our foot pressure mapping technology provides dynamic information for foot function and skating biomechanics analysis. The system captures force values transfered from the kinetic chain, through the skate, and into the ice surface. Force production correlates to speed generation, which gives a player the competitive advantage by creating separation between them and their opponent.
To maintain balance, an athlete must keep their center of mass (CoM) over their base of support (BoS). However, in order to effectively train balance, one must be out of balance. Hockey is a game of organized chaos which requires the player to shift their CoM outside of their BoS when changing directions. The elite skater relies upon leveraging their momentum and dynamic balance skills to stay in the play when forced to read-and-react.
Acceleration is the measurement of the change in speed. The game of hockey comprises of players battling for open pucks, and racing for positional advantage. Our wireless 3D motion capture sensor technology integrates accelerometers that can measure the rate of acceleration of a body segment (such as the upper leg) within the athlete's kinetic chain, identifying asymmetrical movement patterns and neuromuscular compensation strategies.