The human body is a marvelous machine. Every movement involves bones, muscles, tendons (that join muscle to bones) and ligaments (that connect bones to each other), along with other soft tissue structures.
Any of these structures can become injured, stop working due to brain or nerve injuries, or worn out.
Current medical imaging technologies can only provide static pictures whereas musculoskeletal medicine requires a functional analysis of the joint movement.
These are some of the symptoms that you may have if you have an MSK problem:
Some factors that increase the risk of developing include:
Any joint is available to be scanned:
In complex cases, multiple joints can be scanned.
Musculoskeletal problems can be assessed and treated by a range of MSK healthcare professionals:
Joint Analytics are making Motion Capture accessible for you. Previously it has only been available in healthcare research and the film industry.
It involves placing markers on the body part of interest, which is painless, and recording the movements of interest with cameras strategically located around a room.
Motion Capture technology allows visualisation and understanding of the function within your joints. This is not possible with traditional methods such as MRI, which provide useful information about the anatomy, but not about how well you are moving.
Motion Capture will involve you registering for and attending a local Joint Analytics clinic, where our friendly and supportive staff will guide you through the simple process.
The length of time the scans will take depend on the joint(s) being investigated and what information you or your healthcare professional require.
Some joints only have a limited amount of movement e.g. the knee, whereas others have more e.g. the shoulder, which will require longer to scan.
Typically, 1 joint will take less than 1 hour.
As we are only using cameras, the only pain will come from moving the body part of interest.
The Joint Analytics Clinic will provide you with an appropriate top or shorts to allow placement of the markers on your joints.
Please ensure that you are wearing clothes that you are able to change easily.
Simply put, biomechanics is the study of the structure and function of the human body and measure of the forces placed upon it.
There are many different ways to do this and Motion Capture provides a simple, non – invasive way of measuring this in you.