Across sports, musculo-skeletal injuries are by far the most common and those most likely to re-occur with lifelong consequences. Research at the Podium Institute focuses on improved mechanistic understanding and prevention of both major injuries such as anterior cruciate ligament injuries in football and spinal injuries in equestrian, as well as less well-researched injuries such as wrist and upper limb injuries in youth gymnastics. Cutting edge wearable, video analysis and inertial sensing technologies are being deployed to characterise the kinematics associated with injury both in laboratory and real-world environments, whilst advanced modelling aims to enable a better understanding of the injury mechanisms so that preventative measures can be developed.