Motion Health Pain Prevention Pilot

Our partners over at EXOS conducted a Motion Health Pain Prevention Pilot using the DARI system as the objective movement assessment tool.

They assessed the subjects at the beginning of the pilot, intervened with their exercise prescriptions, then re-assessed the subject’s using DARI and here were some of the major findings!

ProTeam Tactical Helping Firefighters Stay Ahead of Injury

Former Super Bowl Champion, Jim Sorgi, and former St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Joey Vandever, are using DARI to prevent injuries in active duty firefighters.

“Firefighters put their lives on the line for us every day. It’s an honor to work side by side with these heroes and give them the quality care they deserve through a comprehensive wellness program,” Jim Sorgi, co-owner of ProTeam Tactical Performance, said.

This proactive approach with DARI Motion will give ProTeam Tactical Performance a better understanding of each firefighter’s physical abilities and well-being, allowing them to provide the comprehensive solutions first responders need to improve performance, stay healthy and remain injury free.

“Looking for what could cause an injury before it happens is not how injuries are typically treated,” ProTeam Tactical Performance Director of Operations Tim Drudge said. “By analyzing the movements of these men and women in less than ten minutes, we can help prevent an injury that could keep them off the job.”

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We are thrilled to be the technology behind ProTeam Tactical in their effort to keep our first responders healthy!

Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center: Celebrating 3 years with DARI!

Kansas Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center is reaching 3 years of using DARI for injury prevention and rehabilitation. Their fantastic staff of physical therapists and orthopaedic surgeons are utilizing DARI in patient evaluations and athlete evaluations to aide in creating individualized treatment or training programs.

“I’ve had several patients who have had rotator cuff procedures completed. A DARI analysis was completed on them at approximately 12 to 14 weeks post-op,” Joyce [PT department manager] said. “The DARI outcomes aide the therapy team in identifying deficiencies in the shoulder that we needed to continue to work on. What is really cool about the DARI analysis is that it also can identify other physical areas like core weakness and low hip mobility. This allows us to incorporate a more comprehensive package of exercises in their final home program, benefitting our patients greatly.”

Read more about their use of DARI in the full article here:

At DARI, we just want to say thank you to OSMC for being a leader in MSK health in orthopaedics.

Movement Review: Reverse Lunge with Rotation

A movement review is an excellent touch point to see exactly what DARI can collect and to better understand its importance in your motion health!

The reverse lunge with rotation is a great movement to capture truck separation between the thoracic and lumbar segments. It does this by putting the subject in a split stance so that the hips and lower body cannot aid in the trunk rotation. Isolating the trunk during a rotational movement is important to understand a subject’s true capability as truck rotation is very important in carrying out everything from activities of daily living to baseball pitching.

When reporting the results of this movement we not only look at the primary plane rotation, but also any secondary plan movement such as flexion that occurred for the subject to achieve their maximum rotation.

Movement Review: Single Leg Squat

A movement review is an excellent touch point to see exactly what DARI can collect and to better understand its importance in your motion health!

The single leg squat is one of the most telling movements to include in a movement evaluation. When performed on each leg it presents data on asymmetries, stability, control, strength, and range of motion with one simple movement. However, it can also be one of the trickiest.

We perform unilateral squats several times a day without knowing it. Shifting weight to one leg and bending over may seem simple, but time and time again we see subjects become very uncomfortable when attempting this movement.

Single leg squats are a fantastic addition to a functional movement screen and a great movement to practice regularly!

Hear what clients have to say about their Readiness Review Report from their DARI session!

Using the DARI Readiness Review, Physical Therapists all around the world are impacting patient’s lives in a more objective way. This is what some of our clients are saying about the Readiness Review and how it is impacting their motion health!

What is Biomechanics?

Biomechanics is a subcategory of bioengineering which focuses on the study of biological systems; structure, function, and motion related to its mechanical properties. From the organism to cellular levels.

Specific application to human movement biomechanics, the science utilizes a variety of technologies to better understand the mechanical principles acting internally and externally on a biological system. Some of those technologies are: Motion Capture, Force plates, EMG, Strain gauges, and IMUs

DARI’s core is built to be a best in class technology that allows for quicker collection of information regarding the biomechanical factor’s influence on the biological system (the human body)

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Movement Review: Multi Hop

A movement review is an excellent touch point to see exactly what DARI can collect and to better understand its importance in your motion health!

The single leg multi hop is a great movement to test both power and elasticity. When instructing this movement we often use the phrase “the floor is lava” to get subjects to spring as high and as quick as they can.

A unique data point that is presented with this movement is flight-to-contact ratio. Meaning the average ratio of how much time was spent in the air versus on the ground during multiple, consecutive hops. Ideally, a springy athlete or jumper will want the ratio to be greater than 1. If true, then the subject spent more time in the air (in flight) than they did in contact with the ground landing and loading for the next jump.

The single leg multi hop takes a little more athleticism and physical ability so you will find it in many protocols for high performing individuals!