Dynamic Movement Assessment and Dartfish

February 7, 2011 | by Dr. Jess

Example of one of our biomechanical analysis tests. Notice the left hip translates too far to the left (right picture). This is an example of a biomechanical dysfunction.

Example of a DMA test

Last weekend I attended a conference in Atlanta by Trent Nessler, DPT and Ella Dunn on Lower Extremity Dysfunction Assessment using Dartfish video analysis software.  Dr. Trent Nessler put together 6 dynamic movements plus a video analysis and an assessment protocol (Dynamic Movement Assessment) to determine the weak links in movement, leading to injury and reduced performance. We are only as good as our weakest link.   Dr. Nessler's research shows that by doing the Dynamic Movement Assessment (DMA) via Dartfish followed by a specific corrective exercise program, athletes can gain 4 inches in the vertical jump and 1.4 seconds in the 40 yard dash. While those statistics are impressive, we can't take advantage of the optimize performance unless we are healthy and uninjured.  I believe this is where the DMA and Dartfish have the biggest impact in sport.  We all know the weak links cause injuries by reducing the maximal threshold of soft tissue adaptation and integrity.  Imagine what can happen if we were able to discover the weak links BEFORE injury?   Imagine eliminating the weak links BEFORE the start of the season? DMA and Dartfish can now increase your performance AND prevent injuries, giving you the best chance you have at a PB and an injury-free season. To schedule an assessment, email Drjess@innersport.com.
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Comment from Ella Dunn
Time February 7, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Thank you Dr. Jess for providing such great service to your patients and clients—you are the person to see for injury prevention and performance enhancement!