Identifying movement patterns and preventing injuries
Athletes depend on strength, flexibility and mobility to perform at their best. A breakdown in an athlete’s movement patterns can lead to injury. Our sports physical therapy and athletic training experts at Saco Bay Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy are committed to helping you identify poor movement patterns and prevent injury with a movement screen and biomechanical analysis.
Movement screen and biomechanical analysis
A movement screen identifies fundamental and functional movement patterns and the deficits of those patterns, whether it’s mobility or stability. We also assess your biomechanics - or gait and motion - and test your strength and flexibility. The biomechanical analysis identifies faulty movement patterns that impact your risk of injury and overall performance.
What to expect
Your physical therapist or athletic trainer will listen to you detail your specific sport or activity to learn how your movement patterns may be impacting performance. We use cutting-edge technology to provide an industry standard screening:
- dorsaVi™ Movement Suite and ViPerform™ Athletic Movement Index™ uses advanced 3D wireless and wearable sensors to measure motion, acceleration and muscle activity on different parts of your body.
- Fusionetics® uses 2D motion capture to assess how you move. It also includes a customizable app to track your corrective action progress plan.
Using this technology, your physical therapist or athletic trainer will take you through a variety of exercises to objectively assess your strength, balance, running technique, knee and hamstring movement and core function. You will be provided with a detailed report and video analysis that identifies your specific movement patterns.
Based on screening reports, your physical therapist or athletic trainer will develop a customized exercise program detailing corrective changes specific to your needs and goals.
Our goal is to utilize sports science, clinical application and technology to decrease your risk of injury, improve performance or reduce pain and enhance recovery should an injury occur.