Armstrong Holds Biodynamics Interactive Showcase
(March 23, 2013) Armstrong Atlantic State University's Biodynamics and Human Performance Center announces the second annual Biodynamics Interactive Showcase fundraiser, sponsored by Spine & Sport. Guests will be able to participate in fun, hands-on activities throughout the evening. Staff and students of the Biodynamics and Human Performance Center will perform golf swing assessments, balance testing, strength testing, movement analysis, and exercise direction focused on perfecting each participant's individual physique. The event, co-chaired by Chatham Orthopedic's Dr. Spencer Wheeler and emceed by WJCL's “Big Frank” Sulkowski, will be held on Thursday, April 4, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Biodynamics Center in Armstrong's Ashmore Hall, 11935 Abercorn St. The showcase is free and open to the public.
Spine & Sport will host a raffle at the event to raise funds for the center. For $10, participants will be entered to win one of many prizes, including:
• A Tybee weekend at the Sand Dollar, a gorgeous six-bedroom beach house with pool, Jacuzzi and wrap-around porch
• A night in downtown Savannah for up to three people in a Maserati, chauffeured by Spine & Sport's own Dr. Jacques Beauchamp
• “Hot Laps” in a racecar on Roebling Road
• A round of golf with the Big Break winner and professional golfer Mark Silvers
• Four rounds of golf at the Westin
• Oysters for roast or raw bar from Spatking Oysters
• Golf swing assessment with a Titleist-certified golf analyst
• Complete musculoskeletal screening to perfect your physique: includes posture, muscle, functional and flexibility testing
• And more!
Raffle tickets will be drawn at the showcase. All proceeds will support the Biodynamics Center.
Armstrong's Biodynamics Center was established in 2008 by Armstrong rehabilitation sciences professor George Davies and associate professor of sports medicine Bryan Riemann. The center is truly multidisciplinary and designed to support the education, research and public service mission of Armstrong in areas related to human movement. Students and faculty with expertise in sports medicine, physical therapy, athletic training, strength and conditioning, personal training, exercise physiology, nutrition, orthopedics, engineering, and sport coaching are all directly affiliated with the center and contribute to its daily operations and activities.
Proceeds raised from the interactive showcase and other individual donations will help the Biodynamics Center purchase new, cutting-edge equipment to keep Armstrong students at the forefront of innovations in the sports medicine and physical therapy fields. Items needed include such things as high-speed infrared cameras for full body motion analysis, an electrocardiogram for testing and interpretation and an updated electromagnetic tracking system, among others.