Biomechanical analysis for optimum rehabilitation and performance

Video analysis has long been invaluable to professional athletes and sports coaches, but  traditionally required bulky equipment and specialist cameras. Advancements in technology now mean that video capture is relatively simple, creating the opprtunity for much wider applications. This type of biomechanical analysis is fast becoming the gold standard for enhancing veterinary diagnosis, improving physiotherapy outcomes and developing superior sports performance in the animal industry. Studies have shown that technical biomechanical analysis is vastly superior in detecting lameness or asymmetry when compared to a visual study by even the most experienced veterinarians - especially in cases of subtle lameness or lameness in multiple limbs.

Comparison of canine shoulder movemement

(left v right)

Detailed reporting of symmetry, joint motion and stride parameters

Through the use video capture and our motion analysis software, we can provide a detailed report of both an animal movement and rider's symmetry, allowing us to detect subtle differences that the human eye simply can’t see. This allows us to quantity and compare variables such as joint angulation, stride length and frequency, as well as how a rider affects the natural ability of their animal.

Biomechanical analysis can be used to:

  • Detect asymmetries and anomalies in a dog or horses movement

  • Specify restrictions in movement in a specific limb or joint

  • Monitor physiotherapy improvements and highlight ongoing areas of concern

  • Enhance performance

  • Analyse rider influence and asymmetries

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