Introducing the dorsaVi Movement Suite

The latest in wearable sensor technology is now available at MAC Physical Therapy Group to measure your movement and muscle activity.

At MAC Physical Therapy Group, 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 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 bio mechanics 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  favouring 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 us 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/