What is movement analysis?
Movement analysis is a clinical assessment of a patient’s movement, most often their walking gait. A variety of technology, including 3D computerized analysis, video, force measurements, and EMG equipment can help a physical therapist collect comprehensive data about a patient’s movement.
Movement analysis is often performed at the request of a referring physician, who requires an expert physiologist’s input to determine the source of discomfort, injury, or immobility. After the initial assessment, a physical therapist will likely compile a report to deliver to the referring physician, who can use the information to make a more informed diagnosis.
If movement analysis isn’t requested by a physician, the patient is usually looking to enhance athletic performance. Movement analysis can reveal in-depth information on running stride or pitching form, offering athletes an excellent starting point for great improvements.
Physical therapy for movement analysis
If you undergo movement analysis, expect to perform the same motion several times in a row under the watchful eye of a licensed physical therapist. You can also expect to be hooked up to sensors and to be recorded by a video camera, possibly from several angles.
These sensors will allow your physical therapist to measure both your motion and force, revealing detailed information about your movement and its possible inefficiencies.
Luna’s physical therapists specialize in movement analysis
Luna’s physical therapists specialize in movement analysis. As experts in the mechanical forces at work in the human body, your PT can identify risks, problems, and inefficiencies in your movement.
Best of all, with Luna, it’s a breeze to get matched with a physical therapist — and to see them the same day. Our physical therapists come to you — it’s physical therapy, delivered.