Identifying injury risk for joints, ligaments etc.

Injury risk assessment during sports-related movements is crucial for understanding the balance between optimal performance and a potential decrease in performance. Movement strategy parameters such as foot strike patterns, body orientation, fatigue, impact loads, and other sports biomechanics parameters can be the difference between a successful and un-successful outcome. The AnyBody Modeling System allows you to investigate internal body loads and provides insight into the human musculoskeletal system during motion. Analyze the desired movement strategy and decrease the injury risk based on joint loads, metabolism, and muscle activity.


  • Investigate mechanisms of sports injuries
  • Injury risk identification
  • Investigate movement strategies
  • Estimate muscle activity
  • Investigate muscle injuries e.g., adductor injuries, groin injuries, ACL injuries etc.

Selected papers

  • Dupré T, Tryba J, Potthast W (2021), "Muscle activity of cutting manoeuvres and soccer inside passing suggests an increased groin injury risk during these movements", Sci. Rep., vol. 11, pp. 7223. [DOI]
  • Dupré T, Potthast W (2020), "Groin injury risk of pubertal soccer players increases during peak height velocity due to changes in movement techniques", J. Sports Sci., pp. 1-9. [DOI]
  • David S, Komnik I, Peters M, Funken J, Potthast W (2017), "Identification and risk estimation of movement strategies during cutting maneuvers", J. Sci. Med. Sport.[DOI]
  • David S, Peters M, Komnik I, Potthast W (2016), "Victory or defeat. How movement strategies distinguish fast direction changes from cutting maneuvers with high injury risk", In: 34th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, 18-22 July 2016, Tsukuba, Japan.[WWW]
  • Kurpiers N (2010), "Dynamics of freestyle skiing: equipment development and implications for injury prevention strategies", Thesis, The University of Auckland, New Zealand. [WWW]
  • More Sports related publications