Specifically, for athletes, DorsaVi AMI (Athletic Movement Index) helps determine a patient’s injury risk level and their readiness to safely return to their sport. Our therapists apply wireless movement sensors, and the patient’s range of motion, acceleration and muscle activity is evaluated.
DORSAVI RUNNING ANALYSIS
Specifically, for runners, DorsaVi Running Analysis provides valuable insights into a runner’s technique, strengths, and weaknesses. After the patient’s wireless sensors are applied, data is collected during clinical and actual running experiences. This advanced system gives our team analyzed data of motion and muscle changes while running. This will maximize a runner’s performance, and, if necessary, assist in the treatment of common running conditions.
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 on the DorsaVi website.
ApexNetwork Physical Therapy has several locations that provide DorsaVi AMI and Running Analysis. These locations include Maryville (IL), Chesterfield (MO), and Frontenac (MO).
Scheduling an appointment is easy, convenient and flexible. We’ll schedule you fast, sometimes the same or next day, but always within 24 to 48 hours of requesting your first appointment.