Kinetic measurement during rehabilitation

Goal of the kinetic measurement

The goal of the kinetic measurement of patients during rehabilitation is to make an objective and quantifiable assessment of the improvement during therapy. Especially when CT / MRI or X-ray cannot detect any image-related causes!


Case documentation

A 10 year old mongrel shows problems in the front and hind limbs, loses muscle mass quickly, walks reluctantly and is clearly in pain. A lameness, starting from the right shoulder, is clearly recognisable. Both forelegs are placed wide apart and his head posture is low.

Besides visiting the family vet, the dog was presented in a clinic! The neurological examination showed a clear deficit of the nerve reflexes as well as a strong reduction in muscle mass in the shoulder and rear limbs.

The subsequent CT revealed a degenerative intervertebral disk, located at the second cervical vertebra, as well as a finding of bloody cerebrospinal fluid. Unfortunately, no definite diagnosis and therapy could be made based on on those findings.


Then the patient came to my office...

See the movement pattern below!


Video Sweety 15.4.2016



The orthopaedic neurological examination showed a clear reduction of the cervical spine's mobility upwards, downwards and towards the right side. Furthermore, the restriction of the ROM in the right shoulder was noticeable! Subsequently, the cervical spine, the neck-thoracic spine and the right shoulder were treated orthopaedically manually!


Based on the kinetic measurements a clear restriction in the shoulder was evident.
Right → Energy Before ORMT (orthopaedic manual therapy)  = 36J
  After ORMT  = 52J

Stride and walk length showed only slight changes during the first consultation before and after the ORMT!

Subsequently, the dog was strengthened by exercising on the treadmill and additionally treated with electro stimulation therapy!

In the control examination at the end of May 2016, the dog showed a very good clinical development! The lameness spreading from the right shoulder was no longer visible and the atactic movement pattern had also significantly improved!

The clear progress is very well represented by our kinetic measurements (see below)!


Video Sweety 30.5.2016






Even though the dog's clinical symptoms were very noticeable in April 2016 and the prognosis was made very cautiously, the dog has made good progress! This was only possible because clear indications of the affected regions had been obtained through the extended diagnostics of the kinetic measurement.


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Patrick Blättler Monnier

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