TECHNOLOGY - Variant Training Lab

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VARIANT TECHNOLOGY


With data acquisition, analysis, and clinical expertise, Variant provides an environment/experience to facilitate learning and performance. Exploring movement profiles provides us insight on if movement is sustainable, reproducible, adaptable, and transferable.
FORCE PLATE
Incorporates Newton’s third law of motion (for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction) and tells the therapist how much force the client is contacting the ground with during certain tasks such as running, jumping, etc. The force plate then displays a real-time ground reaction force vector (GRF), which can be analyzed to determine how well a client is transferring force from the ground up through their body. Impairments in this force transfer, can lead to pain and more serious injuries such as ACL tears.

DYNAMOMETER
Measures the strength or torque capability of a particular muscle group in ft-lbs of force. A deficit in strength can lead to movement pattern problems and pain. Without a dynamometer, a client’s strength cannot be accurately quantified and compared from one limb to the other.

ZEBRIS TREADMILL
Provides real-time pressure mapping data of the client’s foot as they contact the ground. This data can then be used to identify deficits in balance and any irregularities in the pressure path through the foot with either standing, walking or running tasks.
ELECTROMYOGRAPHY (EMG)
Provides real-time feedback as to the client’s ability to voluntarily activate a particular muscle. This information is extremely important as an individual may not be able to complete a particular movement without pain due to the fact that they are either activating the wrong muscles or the correct muscles are not turning on appropriately.

VIDEO MOTION ANALYSIS
Using high-speed camera technology, our therapists can record a client’s joint angles in real-time while they are completing a variety of tasks and then analyze this data to make recommendations on how the movement could be performed better to prevent injury or recover from a current injury.

FLIR INFRARED THERMO-IMAGING
Provides valuable data regarding skin surface temperature. By utilizing this technology, we are able to look at temperature changes on specific parts of the body. This information may provide insight to the metabolic and/or inflammatory responses to exercise.

PERSONALIZED BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION TRAINING (PBFR)
Personalized blood flow restriction uses a medical device (manufactured by Delfi) that dynamically reduces the arterial inflow and completely occludes venous return to produce a hypoxic environment within the extremity of that certain individual. This manipulation of human physiology gives individual the ability to use lower intensity/loads during training and achieve the adaptive changes that occur with the application of higher intensity/loads. This device can be applied to individuals with disuse conditions, post-surgery, as well as those seeking to make performance gains in strength and hypertrophy (increased size) of muscle.

INBODY 570 BODY COMPOSITION ANALYSIS
Body composition is a method of describing what the body is made of. It includes fat, protein, minerals and body water. It’s also describes weight more accurately than BMI. Body composition analysis can accurately show changes in fat mass, muscle mass and body fat percentage. This can help validate services like personal training and physical therapy. The InBody 570 goes beyond traditional body composition analysis measuring fat, muscle and total body water. Safe, low-level currents are sent through the body via hand and foot electrodes, and the impedance the currents encounter are measured in order to derive body composition. InBody's patented BIA technology provides accurate and consistent outputs that are highly correlated with gold standard methods.

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