Movement Review: Lateral Lunge

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 lateral lunge is a great movement for a base functional analysis for all ages, here’s why:
1- It is not a sagittal plane movement (movement moving forward). This is one of the few base movements that gets you moving in a transverse plane (movement to the side). This gives us great information outside our standard ideas regarding functional status.
2- It is a single leg exercise but also allows you to have both feet on the ground. This gives you an opportunity to progress from bilateral movements (both legs) like a squat to unilateral movements (one leg) squats.
3- Most people know we are reviewing the leg that is considered the “lunging leg”, but we are also able to review the stance leg and back for function without the subject knowing. This gives us a great opportunity to test function without over-coaching a subject to success. It become more of an unbiased natural movement review.

Lateral lunge is a movement we should all include in our movement screening!

Research Study – Validation of a motion capture system for deriving accurate ground reaction forces

Objective: the purpose of this project was to compare the vertical ground reaction forces obtained from a force plate with calculated GRFs derived from a motion capture system

These results indicate that ground reaction forces can be accurately derived from a motion capture system without the use of a force plate. Additionally, the large volumes of raw data were easily and rapidly analyzed using the easily customized software program. These results indicate that intricate kinetic characteristics of human motion can be validly determined without being restricted to performing on a force plate.

The full article is linked below:
DARI Kinetic Validation Paper
DARI Kinetic Validation Paper
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DARI Health: Case Study – Shoulder Labrum Repair Rehabilitation Progression

Take a peek at what a shoulder labral tear rehabilitation looks like with DARI Health. Review how the reporting ecosystem works to easy help the healthcare provider document and track the patients progression.

Baseline: 2 weeks post-op
The patient is post-op from labral repair surgery and is showcasing restricted range of motion (mobility). Primary plane joint impairment is 96%. These restrictions have reduced the patient’s ability to complete activities of daily living related to eating, grooming, and hygiene. Therapeutic interventions have been implemented to initially improve overall range of motion (mobility). A sling should be used for the next 4 weeks when not performing therapy exercises.

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Shoulder Rehab Case Study
Shoulder Rehab Case Study
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Clemson: Celebrating 2 years with DARI!

Clemson and DARI have been working hard together for 2 years.

“The fact that the lab [at Clemson] isn’t just catered to recovery is equally impressive. The more data you can gather about the player to prevent injury is crucial to the success of the player and the program…”

At DARI, we just want to say thank you to Clemson for being a leader in MSK health in athletics!

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