Biomechanic Physical Therapy

Cortex motion capture software offers an efficient solution for developing biomechanic physical therapy. Cortex is utilized by coaches, trainers, physical therapists, and other occupational professionals to capture, measure, track, and assess a subject’s movements for a variety of purposes. It’s used to create treatment plans, identify movements that contribute to injury, or to develop products. With numerous specialized modules, it offers the most complete set of tools for biomechanical analysis in the industry. Contact us today to request a quote.

How Are Biomechanics Used in Physical Therapy?

Biomechanics is the study and science of how organisms move. In physical therapy, conducting a biomechanical analysis can point to where a person is experiencing physical dysfunction. Physical therapists can then use this data to determine the best course of treatment. Often, these assessments are used for gait, which is movement made by the lower extremities during locomotion. However, it can be used for the upper extremities or to look at the movement of the body as a whole. Cortex has additional embedded solutions to examine specific types of biometrics. These include PitchTrak, BattingTrak, LiftTrak, FootTrak, GolfTrak, JumpTrak, GaitTrak, RunTrak.

Beyond biomechanic physical therapy, biomechanics can also be used in ergonomic studies to examine how repetitive movements can cause stress-related injuries. Ford Motor Company used our motion capture technology to study and effectively reduce worker injury rate by 70%. Using more than 52 motion-capture markers placed on employees’ bodies, the ergonomists were able to record more than 5,000 data points to evaluate muscle strengths and weaknesses, as well as joint strain and body imbalances. In addition, new vehicle quality increased to five times the national average as worker’s injury rates declined.

For over 35 years, Motion Analysis has been the industry leader in motion capture technology. Our motion capture systems have been used at hundreds of sites around the world for solutions in a wide range of industries. Cortex enables our customers to improve products, treatments, and processes, as well as reduce costs and time. We offer complete mocap packages, including software, cameras, and marker sets. If you’d like to learn more or request a quote, contact us at +1 (707) 579-6521 or email us at [email protected].