Interesting Research Article: Effects of Pubertal Maturation on ACL Forces During a Landing Task in Females

  Effects of Pubertal Maturation on ACL Forces During a Landing Task in Females Nasseri et al: American Journal of Sports Medicine Sept 2021 Rates of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture in young people have increased by >70% over the past two decades. Adolescent and young adult females aged 15-19 years are at higher risk of ACL injury as compared with their prepubertal counterparts. On the basis of the Tanner classification system, 19 pre-, 19 early-/mid-, and 24 late-/postpubertal females performed a standardized drop-land-lateral jump while 3-dimensional body motion, ground-reaction forces, and surface electromyography data were acquired. The data were used in a validated computational model to estimate ACL loading.        Results: When compared with pre- and early-/midpubertal females, late-/postpubertal females had significantly higher ACL force. No differences were found between pre- and early-/midpubertal groups in ACL force or its contributors. Growth of ACL volume plate

See the dorsavi AMI technology in action in the Clinical setting!

Customer Testimonial  - watch this short video that explains how this clinic is using the dorsaVi AMI Watch this short video and learn how the team at SSM Health Physical Therapy in St Louis, led by Sports Physical Therapist Caroline Jaycox, are using the AMI technology in their clinic to assess their athletes and determine readiness to return to play. The dorsaVi viperform AMI uses wearable sensors to gain objective data while the athlete performs a battery of rsearch proven tests to assess their risk of potential lower extremity injury and also assess their readiness to return to play/sport. Listen as Caroline explains how they are using the technology in their clinic!                                                                              Watch the Video

Interesting Research Article: Bilateral Squatting Mechanics Are Associated With Landing Mechanics in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Patients

  Bilateral Squatting Mechanics Are Associated With Landing Mechanics in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Patients:  Peebles et al Am J Sport Med 21. This study assessed 41 patients who had undergone ACLR, performing 15 unweighted bilateral squats and 10 bilateral stop jumps. The movements were assessed using three dimensional kinematics measuring peak knee abduction angle, knee abduction/adduction range of motion, peak vertical ground-reaction force limb symmetry index (LSI), vertical ground-reaction force impulse LSI, and peak knee extension moment LSI during the descending phase of the squatting and landing tasks. Results: The peak vertical ground reaction force, the vertical ground reaction force impulse, and the peak knee extension movement were reduced in the surgical limb compared to the non- surgical limb during both the squatting and landing tasks. Conclusion: This study shows that ACLR athletes shift their weight off their involved leg (lateral shift) and t

Interview: Back from Covid with Renuka Pinto, PT

The dorsaVi technology is not just for your athletes - learn how the sensors can be used with your Back Pain Patients! Watch as we interview Physical Therapist, Renuka Pinto, as she discusses the fascinating prevalent trends that she has observed in her back pain patients post COVID. Renuka will share case examples of different patients as well as discussing the issues with working/school from home along with successful solutions. Renuka is a great user of the dorsaVi technology and we will also delve into how she incorporates this technology into her practice. For additional context on this topic, check out this quick video on how dorsaVi sensors have been used to combat  lower back pain in patients . Renuka is the owner of Smart Wellness in New York City. SMART is a unique client/patient approach to modern day wellness and health that has been developed over the past twenty years of cinical experience. Watch the Webinar     

Injury Prevention Case Study: Soccer program successes by instituting the AMI technology for injury prevention for their D1 Athletes

    We are very excited to share with you our new case study.  Here we discuss the Grand Canyon University D1 women's soccer team utilisation of the dorsaVi's Athletic Movement Index (AMI).  By reading the case study posted below you can learn  how GCU's Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer used the AMI to create tailored programs for their athletes as an injury prevention tool.  More specifically, we will explain to you how the AMI Module and dorsaVi’s wearable sensor technology successfully tested a series of athletes, from which detailed training programs were designed.  We walk you through the AMI module tests, data, and results and show you the positive outcome of dorsaVi testing and subsequent programmes by comparing the injury statistics.   We demonstrate how valuable the AMI module’s objective, actionable data is when assessing an athlete’s physical well-being: it is a crucial tool for injury prevention and creating safer return-to-play decisions.

Interesting Research Article: Age Is More Predictive of Safe Movement Patterns Than Are Physical Activity or Sports Specialization A Prospective Motion Analysis Study of Young Athletes

  Age Is More Predictive of Safe Movement Patterns Than Are Physical Activity or Sports Specialization A Prospective Motion Analysis Study of Young Athletes  by Madison R. Heath, Joseph J. Janosky, Angelo Pegno,  Jonathan M. Schachne, and Peter D. Fabricant,*z MD, MPH Published in the AM Journal of Sports Medicine, 2021   Listen to the discussion as we interview Joe Janosky, the Director of Injury Prevention Programs for the Sports Medicine Institute at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. We will discuss his published research article "Age is More Predictive of Safe Movement Than are Physical Activity or Sports Specialization: A Prospective Motion Analysis Study of Young Athletes", about how the HSS team gathered the data as well as the key findings and how these findings can be related to the everyday clinician. We

Does Sport Specialization Increase Risk for Injury?

Sport Specialization and the AMI Studies have shown that children who participate in sport have an improved quality of life. They are less likely to smoke or to be truant at school and are more likely to maintain good grades. With over 7.8 million kids participating in interscholastic sports each year, sports injuries are inevitable, and dorsaVi designed the Athletic Movement Index (AMI) with the goal to minimize that risk of injury where possible.  DorsaVi’s interest lies predominantly with injury prevention for the lower extremity, specifically knee and ACL injury. Why do we hold a strong focus here?  Ingram et al ( American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2008 ) study showed that the most reported athletic injury between the ages of 15 and 25 is a knee injury.  Fernandez et al ( American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2007 ) showed lower extremity injuries account for 60-70% of all injuries in high school athlete populations.  Rechel et at ( Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 2011 )