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 can not detect any image-related causes!

 

Case documentation

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

Besides visiting the 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 orthopedic 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 shoulder on the right side was noticeable! Subsequently, the cervical spine, the neck-thoracic spine and the right shoulder were treated orthopedically manually!

 

Based on the kinetic measurements a clear restriction in the shoulder was evident.
Right → Energy Before ORMT (orthopedic 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 strengthend 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 on April 15 and the prognosis was made very cautiously, the dog has made good progress! Lastly because clear indications of the affected regions have been obtained through the extended diagnostics of the kinetic measurement.

 

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