In the fast-paced world of competitive sports, who has time for an injury? ApexNetwork Physical Therapy® employs PTs trained in sports rehabilitation who know exactly what to do to give you relief and guide you to a quick recovery from any sports-related injury. Our customized Sports Rehabilitation programs focus on functional activities and sport specific training. Our physical therapists have extensive orthopedic backgrounds and are experienced in working with a wide variety of athletes, including those at the collegiate and professional levels.
ApexNetwork Physical Therapy® also has certified athletic trainers on staff to assist with injury prevention, injury management on the field and returning to sports after being released from physical therapy. Whether you need help with recovering from an overhead throwing injury or you want to improve your speed and agility following a knee injury, the sports rehabilitation therapists at ApexNetwork Physical Therapy® have you covered. They can also help with many other aspects including injury prevention education, developing stretching programs, and assisting with sport and team-specific conditioning and training.
For more information on sports rehabilitation, please contact us at (618) 651-0444.
The latest in wearable sensor technology is now available at our Maryville, IL and Ballwin, MO clinics to measure your movement and muscle activity
At ApexNetwork Physical Therapy we want to keep you safe, optimize your performance and help you recover. To do that, we need to tailor a treatment plan that’s unique to you. Now we have a great tool that does just that. It’s called the dorsaVi Movement Suite and it uses revolutionary wireless wearable sensors to objectively measure exactly how you move. These are the same sensors that elite sports trainers are using with Olympians and professional athletes to measure the range of motion, acceleration and muscle activity. By recording data at 200 frames per second, the dorsaVi Movement Suite provides our team with visual, objective, easily interpreted data to assess your technique and movement for performance analysis and muscle re-education.
How does it work?
The dorsaVi Movement Suite’s sensors adhere to the skin using low irritant, disposable adhesive pads. There are two different types of sensors that have tiny electronics built inside: Movement sensors and Muscle Sensors (EMG). The movement sensors are about the size of a small USB stick and can be placed on different parts of your body to record different movements to capture and quantify how you bend, twist, and move. These sensors send the data wirelessly to pager-sized Recording and feedback Device (RFD) that talks to software on our computers. The system also allows us to videotape you so that we can show you what’s happening with the data when you move in a certain way.
Previously, this kind of data has only been available in expensive and sophisticated biomechanics laboratories. Now we can offer these tests to everyone.
The dorsaVi Movement Suite can be used to do quick in-clinic assessments as well as providing immediate visual feedback for movement retraining. In addition, unlike a biomechanics lab, the dorsaVi Movement Suite also lets us monitor your movements outside the clinic. For example, the dorsaVi Movement Suite allows us to monitor you if you go for a run outside on any surface in any environment. We can tell you how you’re performing when you’re fresh or fatigued. Are you favoring one leg or the other? How do you land on one foot vs. the other?
The system can also be programmed to provide you with alerts when you move in a way that our team believes will be undesirable to you either now or later.
What can the dorsaVi Movement Suite measure?
The dorsaVi Movement Suite can be used to measure movement and muscle activity on different parts of your body, or it can be used to enhance technique or optimize performance in activities like running.
Want to learn more?
Give as a call or visit our clinic to learn more about what the dorsaVi Movement Suite can do for you. You can also find more information at dorsaVi’s website: http://us.dorsavi.com/