An Olympic-Sized Innovation

Dick Fosbury had an idea.

An engineering student moonlighting as a high jumper at the 1968 Olympics, Fosbury put his science background to work. Rather than take the conventional approach of jumping over the bar with a scissorkick, what if instead he went over the bar backwards, head-first? That’s right, backwards. And head-first!

Doing so, he envisioned, would take advantage of natural body mechanics and momentum and just might give him the edge he needed to compete with the world’s elite athletes.

In October 1968, in Mexico City, he unveiled his unconventional approach. Fosbury captured the Gold medal, an Olympic record and the imagination of fans and high jumpers around the world. He would not return to the Olympics after ‘68 but his “Fosbury Flop” would return time and again. In fact, it remains the event’s standard to this day.

Once every couple decades, new ideas revolutionize athletics, consumer technology, even healthcare. This week, during what would have been the originally-scheduled Tokyo 2020 Games, take a moment to consider the breakthroughs that could dramatically impact your life or the lives of those about whom you care.

In the field of surgery, Enhanced Surgical Pathways are a patient-centric, clinically-validated, re-imagined experience. A raising of the bar. Sure, you can still find a “scissorkick” surgery in most hospitals and in any city in America. But why settle? There is a better way.

To learn more about how Goldfinch Health can help, start your journey today.

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