Staff App Pick: Educate yourself about sports injuries with Interactive Athlete for Windows and Windows Phone

Each week, we bring you a new app recommendation from our colleagues. This Staff App Pick comes from Karri Dunn-Gruver, a senior partner marketing manager in Developer and Platform Evangelism at Microsoft.


As a certified instructor in cycling, kickboxing, step, yoga and weights, I’ve had many of my class participants ask me about injuries over the years. I’m not a doctor, so I can’t dispense medical advice, but I always tell them that the more information they have on hand when they visit a health care provider, the better off they’ll be.

I’ve found that the Interactive Athlete apps for Windows and Windows Phone are great for familiarizing myself with the human body, and highlighting areas that are prone to sports-related injuries. The apps’ interactive diagrams help me pinpoint which parts of my body may have suffered injury and whether those injuries are related to damage to soft tissue or bones and joints. The more educated I am about an injury, the better able I am to articulate my situation to my doctor.

When I select a specific body part, the Interactive Athlete app provides detailed information that explains the function of that part, as well as corresponding sport injury case studies, research and treatments.


You can download Interactive Athlete from the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store today. As a special bonus to Windows 8 users, the Interactive Athlete app for Windows is free to download through June 13.

Be sure to check it out, and have a safe and healthy workout!

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