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Here at Sydney Physiotherapy Solutions we are always looking for ways to improve health outcomes and strive to provide the best possible services with the newest technology and equipment.
We are now offering a Pilates assessment that is quick and easy but that will provide important objective measures to track your progress through our Pilates courses. It will not only show you how well you are doing but will also allow us to adjust your exercise program based on your specific needs.
What is Dorsa Vi?
The Dorsa Vi equipment consists of 2 sensors that are placed on your body using anatomical landmarks. These sensors then transmit data to a computer to allow us to assess your movement across a variety of activities. It can measure small changes in movement that may not be picked up by plain visual observation. It gives an objective measurement that can be compared against a normal population and that can also be re- tested with the same objectivity.
What will we Assess?
The Pilates Dorsa Vi assessment will assess your ability to maintain your neutral spine position through 2 different tasks. The first is your squat, a movement we do many times in a day. The second is your leg slides, aka “Superman”. The sensors will be placed on your lower back and pelvis, and will detect any change or deviation of the spine relative to the pelvis throughout your movement. Information gained from the assessment will tell us how much your spine moves out of a neutral position during these movements, and will allow us to work on improving it. It will be compared over several repeat tests, looking for any imbalance or asymmetries that may be a risk factor for injury.
How will it help Me?
The Dorsa Vi assessment will help you track your progress through the variety of classes that you do. It will also allow for your physiotherapist to identify the areas that you need specific focus on. In the end, your performance outcomes will be more quickly achieved and easily tracked.
With this objective measurement you will get a full report outlining any issues, giving you a score that can be retested after your training program to see the results of your hard work
What else will I get?
You will receive a results report and summary of the major findings with an explanation of what it all means. On subsequent testing you will be able to compare your newest scores to previous tests and track your progress
How much will it cost?
The cost of the assessment is $25 dollars per assessment. This involves the actual testing with the sensor but also includes the time it takes for our physiotherapist to analyse your data and create a summary report of the most important findings.