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Kinesiophobia and the AMI: How Can the AMI Help Reassure Patients?

Kinesiophobia and the AMI Previously on this blog, we have discussed the importance of the TSK-11 and patient-reported outcomes (PROM). In this blog post, three crucial questions were answered:  What is the TSK-11?  Why is this PROM so important in ACL Return to Play assessments? How does the TSK-11 complement dorsaVi’s AMI Assessment?   The post went on to outline the  symbiotic relationship shared between the TSK-11 and the AMI: if an athlete scores poorly on their TSK-11, they can be assessed under an AMI assessment. The AMI test results will then reflect whether an athlete is fearful of weight-bearing as the Single Leg tests can reveal apprehension in physically using their previously injured leg.  This is a crucial point, however, the AMI offers another point of reassurance in regards to an athlete and kinesiophobia: the ability for the athlete to see the results and movement improvement for themselves.    This is a point best articulated in the quick clip attached below with the

Gareth Ziyambi: Using the dorsaVi sensors on the GB Diving Team

Gareth Ziyambi and dorsaVi   DorsaVi had the opportunity to sit down with  Gareth Ziyambi,  Physiotherapist for UK Swimming and Diving and  the Clinic Director & Principal Physiotherapist at A2Z Elite Health & Performance in London, UK, for a fascinating discussion about his use of the dorsaVi wearable sensors from the Olympics to the Clinic. One aspect of the dorsaVi sensors that is hugely beneficial for clinicians and physiotherapists is its versatility. It can be used to assess football players, gymnasts and, in this instance, the Great British Olympic Diving Team.  Watch the short clip below  and learn how Gareth used the dorsaVi sensors with the divers. In this clip: Gareth discusses using the technology for the pre-season screening, repeating that process at key points through that season. Through the objective and easy-to-read data, Gareth was able to use it for performance markers. The reports also provided helpful return-to-play markers, when a diver injured themselves

AMI Tests: Why Is It Important to Measure the Speed of both Valgus and Varus?

  Why Is It Important to Measure the Speed of Valgus? The Athletic Movement Module (AMI) consists of wearable sensor technology that allows the clinician to obtain immediate, objective data on an athlete's core and lower limb function. As part of this, the technology records not only the amount of Valgus and Varus in actual degrees, but also the speed of both movements during the following tests:  Full squat test  Single-leg squat  Single-leg hop Single-leg hop plant  This is a crucial piece of information for a clinician to have access to and Doctor Trent Nessler  PT, MPT, DPT, and co-founder of the AMI, explains why this is. During a Webinar, our dorsaVi team were able to ask exactly why the speed of Valgus and Varus should be measured? And, why it is so important?  Ultimately, Trent sums up the importance of measuring the speed of both Valgus and Varus for an athlete through three crucial points:  Speed is a major factor in force. When you control the amount and the speed of val

EXCITING NEWS - Great Introductory Offer on our New and Improved ViMove+ AMI (Athletic Movement Index)

  EXCITING NEWS -  Great Introductory Offer on our New and Improved ViMove+ AMI (Athletic Movement Index) We are waiving our upfront costs for the sensors ($3,000 value) for the first 50 kits!  Only pay the monthly subscription fee. Same great testing with optimized and more detailed reports. Smaller sensors and quicker application. iPad compatible. Portable and demonstrates great Return on Investment Click here to be one of the first 50 to buy Click here to get more info on the new AMI

Why Did DorsaVi Create the AMI?

Why Did DorsaVi Create the AMI? On this blog, we have discussed: what the AMI is capable of, case studies and reviews from clients about this wearable sensor technology. However, we have yet to discuss how the AMI came to be created. Our Marketing & Sales team had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Dr. Trent Nessler, PT, MPT, DPT and the co-founder of the AMI to ask exactly "Why the AMI was built?" As a Physical Therapist, Doctor Trent Nessler was witnessing movement patterns detrimental to an athlete's movement, even after they had completed rehab. Interested in reducing this risk, he set about trying to find a way to better assess an athlete's recovery.  Watch the quick clip below to hear how Doctor Trent Nessler came to create the AMI: For more information on the AMI, check out some of our other blog posts:  Why Have These Tests Been Specifically Selected For the AMI Assessment? The TSK-11: The Importance Of Using Patient Reported Outcomes

Looking At Ankle Dorsiflexion: Half Kneeling Closed Kinetic Chain Dorsiflexion Test

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Half-Kneeling Closed Kinetic Chain Dorsiflexion Test Ankle Dorsiflexion is a crucial test for the Athletic Movement Index (AMI), this is because DorsaVi recognizes that when testing an athlete's lower extremities, the clinician is looking at the entire kinetic chain.  Previously, on this blog, we have shared our explanation as to  Why Is Ankle Dorsiflexion A Metric On The AMI?  Now we are following this article with a great post from Phil Plishy about the importance of the  Half-Kneeling Closed Kinetic Chain Dorsiflexion Test . Importantly, the post makes reference to how ankle sprains are one of the most prevalent lower extremity injuries in athletes. It goes on to explain how the open-chain position has been the most conventional assessment for Ankle Dorsiflexion but questions the reliability of this method.

Check Out Our Webinar with Dr. Seun Adigun: How to Assess Pre and Post Treatment Interventions with dorsaVi Technology

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Webinar with Dr. Seun Adigun on how to Assess Pre and Post Treatment Intervention with DorsaVi Technology Our team had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Seun Adigun DC, owner of the Extra Wellness Center, to discuss the ways she utilizes dorsaVi technology as an assessment tool before and after therapeutic interventions.  To aid this discussion Dr. Seun Adigun references a fascinating case study about a Professional football player. For this study, dorsaVi's wearable sensor technology and the Hamstring module were used to assess the athlete prior to treatment. It was then used again post-intervention. In this webinar, Dr. Seun Adigun discusses the results and then further analyzes the compensation patterns exhibited by the athlete and the plan for treatment. DorsaVi's wearable sensor technology is an excellent tool for the assessment of an athlete pre and post-intervention of any type.  Click here to check out this great case study and learn some great clinical pearls!  For mor