If you want to get to the bottom of your pain and discomfort, Manhattan Physical Therapy in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, offers the 3D movement scan. Erica Cole, PT, DPT, and her team provide data-driven, personalized care that can detect the source of current difficulties and prevent future injuries. To experience this game-changer in health care technology, reach out to the office by phone or online today.
The 3D movement scan is an innovative tool that your provider uses to assess your movements and create an accurate visualization. The device’s 3D sensor technology scans you while you go through basic movements and records the resulting data.
This data is processed to produce a detailed report, evaluating your:
The process is noninvasive and allows you and your provider to view your movements from a variety of angles to better understand your body’s functionality. The infrared camera provides information that you can watch at a slower speed, pause, and replay as needed.
The 3D movement scan helps your provider find the source of your pain and predict future injuries. By identifying imbalances or weaknesses, your provider can help you stop harmful movement patterns and begin healing now, preventing pain in the long term as well.
This might be especially useful to alleviate or avoid pain in your ankles, knees, hips, spine, or other areas susceptible to wear-and-tear.
Preparing for your 3D movement scan is simple. Wear unrestrictive but close-fitting clothing, making sure that it’s not reflective. You need to be barefoot and secure your hair if it can get in your way.
Prior to your scan, your provider discusses which movements you’re scanning. Once the 3D scanning camera is set up, they make sure you’re positioned correctly and coach you through the required movements.
The entire scan is usually complete within 15 minutes. After your scan, you can quickly review your results, and your provider develops a personalized, proactive treatment plan to help you eliminate your pain.
By targeting the source of your muscle imbalances with no guesswork, you can be confident that you’re doing exactly what you need to do. A follow-up scan ensures that your treatment plan is working to align your progress with your goals.
To start feeling better now and in the long run, reach out to the Manhattan Physical Therapy office by phone or online to learn more about the 3D movement scan. The team is happy to answer your questions and can even demonstrate this remarkable technology in person or via video call.