Forth position in the latest Olympic Games at only 17 years old, Ratchanok Intanon “Nong May” is a Thai Badminton player who has become the youngest singles World Champion ever. After a bad injury which had a negative influence on her latest performances, she was supported by many professionals and sports medicine physicians to identify a personalized recovery program. The constant study and progress in the field of Sports Science had a crucial role in the treatment of her weaknesses and the functional assessment carried out through BTS SPORTLAB, installed at the College of Sports Science and Technology of Mahidol University, contributed to making the rehab even more effective. The use of the motion analysis, that includes many technologies to analyze the gait cycle, the muscle and ground reaction force, allowed Ratchanok to correctly recover her motor function compensating, at the same time, her muscle weaknesses.
Here what Ratchanok said: “Thank you to everyone who helped me get many things resolved such as weakness in physical fitness, muscle tension and chronic ankle instability. Now, I have a good self-confidence and I am ready to compete in 2016 Badminton series on the road to 2016 Olympic Games.”