Dr. Phil Wagner
Dr. Phil Wagner is the CEO & Founder of Sparta Science, a Silicon Valley based software
company dedicated to helping the world move better. Founded in 2014, Sparta Science is now
the leader in applying data science and machine learning to force plate data for more than 120
organizations worldwide - including sports organizations across all levels, elite and conventional
military groups, and healthcare.
While attending medical school at University of Southern California, Phil also worked as a
strength and conditioning coach at University of California, Berkeley and University of
California, Los Angeles where he developed his data driven process for objective training
methodology. During that time, Phil and his colleagues published several peer-reviewed articles
in the school’s biokinesiology lab that addressed inaccuracy of physical evaluation and injury
risk mitigation techniques practiced in the field.
After graduating from medical school, Phil moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area and
opened Sparta Performance Science in 2008, a performance facility for elite athletes, where he
built and tested the force plate technology now known as Force Plate Machine Learning™. Phil
is now recognized as a thought leader in the emerging human performance technology industry
and also, as CEO, leads Sparta Science in shaping the way human movement is optimized.
With 4 patents, several more pending and over 20 published, peer reviewed research studies,
Sparta Science continues to advance the health technology industry.