About Spark Motion
Spark Motion is a leader in motion analysis technology on the mobile platform. Spark Motion was built out of necessity by performance and healthcare professionals in the field who knew there was a better way to work with athletes and patients using the latest tablet technology. The Spark Pro app with Cloud by Spark Motion is the only mobile motion analysis system specifically designed to be powerful enough for industry leading professionals and organizations, yet accessible to all performance coaches, trainers and medical practitioners.
Dave, founder and President of Spark Motion, quickly realized that traditional schools were not designed for visual tactile learners like him. In recognizing that clients and patients really want to be successful, Dave started collaborating with others, the soon to be Spark Motion co-founders, to address issues of how people interpret information. The solution eventually evolved into a motion analysis app and company Spark Motion. Dave is an injury prevention and post rehab specialist that has worked with athletes and clients for nearly 20 years. He has been on an educational journey where he sought out and studied under many of the greatest minds in the fields on biomechanics, and injury prevention. From Greg Roskopf (founder of Muscle Activation Techniques, biomechanics consultant for Denver Broncos and Utah Jazz), Gary Gray (internationally acclaimed physical therapist- "The Father of Functional Training") and Lenny Parracino (specialist in the treatment of soft tissue injuries). Dave’s years of experience in human motion in addition to his collaboration with his co-founders were the perfect storm for the creation of Spark Motion.
Rob met Dave Gottfeld in 2009 and they soon realized the collaboration between Rob's video capturing experience and Dave's vision of a portable, touch-screen motion analysis device could be groundbreaking. Rob is a former marine and committed and passionate sports performance coach blessed in having had the opportunity to work with some of the world’s top athletes. Over the past 20 years Rob’s career has spanned positions from a personal trainer to a coach at Train 4 The Game to a Director at Velocity Sports Performance to his current position as an Olympic strength coach at the University of Arizona. Rob has over 10 years of extensive experience in using motion analysis to enhance performance in elite athletes.
Nick is an internationally recognized expert in Chiropractic medicine that has been in private practice in the Boulder, Colorado area since 2000. His extensive experience has granted him the opportunity to teach both nationally and internationally on a variety of topics which include Emergency Procedures for the Sideline Physician, Functional Medicine, Soft Tissue Treatment and Functional Taping, and Injury Prevention. In 2007, Nick attended a year-long study program called "GIFT" at the Gray Institute which is where he met Dave Gottfeld and Packy Kenelley. Their different backgrounds, abilities and shared passion for learning began a 3 year exchange of ideas that played a major role in the ground up development of Spark Motion.