3D movement scans identify existing movement-related conditions and help your therapist determine what might increase your risk of future injuries. Tiffany Zarcone, PT, DPT, and her team at Clifton Physical Therapy in Clifton, New Jersey, are experts in cutting-edge 3D movement scanning. Using the information obtained during your scan, they can successfully identify and treat numerous musculoskeletal abnormalities and conditions. Call Clifton Physical Therapy or book an appointment online today to learn more about having a safe, painless, 3D movement scan.
A 3D movement scan is an assessment tool the Clifton Physical Therapy team employs to create accurate visualizations of your movements.
The device’s software uses 3D sensor technology to scan your body as you perform specific basic movements. The system calculates the data it receives from its infrared camera to provide a detailed report containing evaluations of your:
The infrared camera that records the data is safe, noninvasive, and can view your movements across 360 degrees. Your therapist can replay, slow down, and pause your dynamic movements to pinpoint weaknesses and unevenness and see how you alter your movements to compensate for these problems.
Problems in one part of your body often relate to an issue in other areas, either with your anatomy, how you move, or both. For example, having flat feet or overpronation (where the foot turns in and down) can cause problems in your ankles, knees, hips, and even your spine.
You might also be prone to certain injuries or wear-and-tear damage if you walk a certain way. You may have an uneven gait, putting pressure on your hips. Or you could adopt a guarding posture, which is your instinct when protecting an injury but often persists long-term, adding stress to other tissues.
With a 3D movement scan, your therapist can isolate these problems and offer effective solutions to prevent and treat musculoskeletal pain and disability.
You don’t need to do anything to prepare for your 3D movement scan. However, you must wear close-fitting, non-reflective clothes suitable for exercise, have bare feet, and if your hair is long, put it up in a bun behind your head. This is important because the sensor needs to see your body’s shape clearly to measure its movements accurately.
Before your scan begins, you and your therapist decide which movements need scanning. They set up the 3D scanning camera and position you correctly in front of it. They then ask you to perform the required movements. Each movement takes a few seconds to complete, and the entire scan typically lasts 10-15 minutes.
After capturing and analyzing all your movements, your therapist can offer specific treatments or recommend a comprehensive physical therapy program to address the issues they identify.
Call Clifton Physical Therapy or book an appointment online today to arrange your 3D movement scan.