The NBA and GE Healthcare has announced the awardees of research proposals selected from investigators across the globe to address acute myotendinous injuries. Using a competitive application process with a rigorous scientific review, leading academic and healthcare institutions, The Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam was one of the four institutes who received the NBA/GE Research Grant of $300.000 : Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam (Dr. Johannes Tol) Game changing innovative sports research: The Basketball and Muscle Injury (BAMI) study. The BAMI study targets preventing hamstring and calf muscle injuries and re-injuries. In the first of three separate studies, researchers in Amsterdam will use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to examine what actually goes on within injured muscles to help in preventing re-injury. The second and third studies will use strength testing and MRI to determine which exercises are the best for preventing hamstring and calf muscle injuries.
Game changing innovative sports research: The Basketball and Muscle Injury (BAMI) study