COR Sports Biomechanics Analysis

As elite sports performance improves, the need of detailed sports biomechanical analysis becomes more paramount. At COR, we have elite technicians, help breakdown the sporting movement and provide actionable items for improvement. Whether you are a swimmer working on your catch or a baseball player working on their pitch, a sports biomechanics analysis can help!

Our Assessor

Dr. John Mullen

Dr. John Mullen, DPT, CSCS is a World renowned expert and speaker in sports training and rehabilitation. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at USC, as well as the Josette Antonelli Division Service Scholarship, Order of the Golden Cane, and the Order of Areté. At USC, he also performed research on swimming biomechanics and lung adaptations in swimming training. Dr. John has worked with multiple professional and Olympic athletes, helping them earn Olympic medals. His dedication to research and individualization spurred him to open COR in 2011. Since 2011, Dr. John has been featured in Stack Magazine, Swimming World Magazine, Swimmer Magazine, USA Swimming, USA Triathlon, Swimming Science, and many more.  Before his Doctoral program, Dr. John swam on an athletic scholarship at Purdue University. At Purdue, Dr. John was an Academic Honorable Mention All-American and was awarded the Red Mackey Award and R. O. Papenguh Award. He also won the Purdue Undergraduate business plan and elevator pitch competition, as well as 1st prize with the Indiana Soy Bean Alliance. Dr. John was born in Centerville, Ohio and was a 24-time high school All-American Swimmer. Dr. John is still a swimmer and holds a Masters swimming World and Pacific Swimming Record.

Dr. John Mullen Physical Therapy Santa Clara, CA
Dr. John Mullen, DPT with World Record holder Femke Heemskerk

What to Bring and Expect

  • Comfortable clothes, allowing the therapist to access the area (and surrounding areas) being treated. We suggest a t-shirt and shorts.
  • Paperwork on the first visit.
  • Water.

The assessor  will perform a systematic subjective evaluation, conversing on the following topics:

  • Your current problems/complaints.
  • Past problems/complaints.
  • Current training regimen.
  • Areas of strengths and weaknesses.
  • Current nutritional and supplement program.
  • How much you sleep and your sleep routine.
  • Your mental state during training and competition.
  • Sporting weak points.
  • Hopeful areas for improvement.

The assessor  will then perform the objective evaluation which may include some of the following:

  • Palpation – touching around the area of the pain/problem. This is done to check for the presence of tenderness, swelling, soft tissue integrity, tissue temperature, inflammation, etc.
  • Range of Motion (ROM) – the coach will move the joint(s) to check for the quality of movement and any restrictions.
  • Muscle Testing – the therapist may check for strength and the quality of the muscle contraction. Pain and weakness may be noted. Often the muscle strength is graded. This is also part of a neurological screening.
  • Special Tests – the coach may perform special tests to confirm/rule out the presence of additional problems.
  • Posture Assessment – the positions of joints relative to ideal and each other may be assessed.
  • Movement Screen – your movement will be assessed and monitored.
  • Sporting and Video Analysis – The assessor will record your sporting activity and provide in-person feedback as well as a video analysis of the sports biomechanics.

Unlike other facilities, we’re comprehensive and obtain a lot of information during this session. This information allows us to make recommendations for improvements.

What Should you Bring to the Sports Biomechancis Analysis?

Please bring the following:

  • Comfortable clothes, allowing the to access the area (and surrounding areas) being treated. We suggest a t-shirt and shorts.
  • Sporting equipment (ie swimsuit, glove, bat, etc.) if applicable.
  • Paperwork on the first visit.


The sports biomechanics analysis costs $175.


Non-Water Sports: 3530 Lochinvar Ave. Santa Clara, CA 95051

Water Sports: Presentation High School 2281 Plummer Ave, San Jose, CA 95125

Sports Available

  • Swimming
  • Water Polo
  • Synchronized Swimming
  • Diving
  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Much More!

Cancellation Fees

A no-show or late cancellation fee (less than 24 hours notice before session) results in a 50% penalty of services rendered.

Helpful Resources and Frequent Questions

Q? How long is the session?

A. 60 minutes