Balance Engineering will participate in the 2012 NFL Pro Scouting Combine to be held in Indianapolis IN, from February 22-28, 2012. Balance Engineering will utilize its new Equilibrate Balance System to evaluate athletes during the Combine.
More than 300 top prospects for the 2012 NFL Draft will be invited to participate at the Combine in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. This event is a vital step in athletes achieving their NFL dreams and becoming a professional football player.
The Combine provides the opportunity for executives, coaches, scouts and doctors from all 32 NFL teams to conduct an intense, four-day job interview in advance of the NFL Draft. These interviews include physical drills, physiological condition assessment and evaluation of skills for each of the participating college athletes. Some of the other drills include the 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump and broad jump.
Michael Compisi, President of Balance Engineering states “Professional sports franchises are being looked to for leadership on how to manage everything from concussions to injury rehabilitation. This thought leadership extends to technology and protocols necessary to care for these elite athletes, which is where we excel. Having Balance Engineering technology at the NFL Pro Scouting Combine is real confirmation that our system performs to exacting professional needs and we are excited to participate. Balance Engineering is pleased to be working with the professional level trainers and anticipates spreading the experiences and understandings we gain from them to all levels of athletic teams.”
Balance Engineering partners with athletic trainers and clinicians from various sports markets to provide objective physical baseline testing and evaluation to support the assessment requirements of elite athletes including concussion management. These pre and post concussion evaluations are used objectively in conjunction with other tools to assist with the decision to determine when an athlete may return to play after being diagnosed with a concussion. This evidence-based methodology helps to reduce testing subjectivity and variability and thus reduces the risk of returning to play before physically able.