Kinetisense Newsletter

Version 14 , December 2022

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New Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Codes

Kinetisense is a patented advanced functional movement software. The real-time, video-based reporting system enables practitioners to eliminate the guesswork that’s often involved in movement assessments. 

Importantly, the modules/assessments within Kinetisense such as KAMS, Functional, ROM, and Posture each have a CPT code assigned to them. Medical coverage of up to $35.00 is available to clients. 

The new CPT billing codes can be accessed on our Vault. After purchasing a license, you will be given a username and password that can be used to view the document. 

Please contact us for more information.


How to Adjust Timed Assessments?

There are two new features available in the system. The first new feature allows users to adjust the countdown for timed assessments. The other feature allows users to adjust the assessment duration.

In order to access these features, click into any timed assessment such as Balance, mCTSIB, Timed Up & Go, or 5xSTS. In the top right corner of the screen, there is a gear icon that allows for the assessment time and countdown to be adjusted.

What Other Range of Motion (ROM) Assessment Features are Available in Kinetisense?


In the ROM assessment screen, users have the option to click on the history icon. This will display previous completed assessments. These assessments are organized by body region. 

As an example, when viewing a neck ROM assessment, all neck movements that Kinetisense offers will be available to preview. This tool provides a way to quickly compare previous assessments.


In any Kinetisense assessment, the “Pain” button can be selected. If the participant experiences pain at any point while performing a movement, this button can be clicked on by the user. When pain is captured, the score drops to 0%. This is because movement that is painful is not considered functional.

As an example, if the participant communicates to the user that they felt pain during a ROM assessment, the user will select the pain button and the system will automatically identify the point (in degrees) at which pain was felt. Upon completion of the assessment, the visual analogue scale (VAS) and type of pain can be adjusted. This tool can help practitioners track patient progress over time.

Capturing a Movement Multiple Times 

With Kinetisense, a specific movement can be performed more than once during a single assessment. For example, shoulder abduction can be performed three times in one assessment. The greatest degree of range of motion attained will be saved in the report. This applies to multiple modules such as Single Leg Hop, Vertical Jump, ROM, Overhead Squat, and Reverse Lunge. This feature can also be used as a way to assess fatigue.

How Can I Share Corrective Exercises With my Clients?

Currently, the best way to share corrective exercises from Kinetisense with your clients is via email. The user can do this by clicking the corrective exercises button when reviewing a completed KAMS assessment. This will take the user to the Corrective Exercise Library. At the bottom of the page, a “Correctives PDF” is available. It is suggested that users download the PDF and then customize it for their clients.

Kinetisense at the WORLD CUP in QATAR!

Some of the best athletes in the world are representing their nations at the World Cup of Soccer in Qatar, and many of them are being assessed on the Kinetisense system. Kinetisense has been selected as the movement tool of choice by some of the top World Cup teams, allowing for rapid and objective 3-dimensional analysis on a portable system.

Kinetisense is considered a world leader in markerless motion capture and provides efficient and objective analysis of everything from posture and joint range of motion to dynamic functional movement analysis. The top soccer teams in the world use the system for:

Functional Movement Baseline and Reassessment

Functional movement screening is an industry norm in athletics. With Kinetisense, the most advanced movement assessment can be completed within 5 minutes. The Functional Planar Mapping (FPM) system analyzes over 350 compensatory movement dysfunctions and maps the joints of the body that require mobility or stability intervention.

Posture Analysis

The top therapists in soccer understand that a static posture assessment provides invaluable information on the dynamic body. Kinetisense differs from other systems in that all 3 anatomical planes are analyzed with a single front-facing capture.

Sport-Specific Assessment

Kinetisense has created a state-of-the-art assessment module that allows for the 3-dimensional capture of any movement.  Sport-specific movements such as kicking a soccer ball, throwing a football, etc. can now be assessed on the Kinetisense functional movement module. Unlike other systems, the data is embedded in the video capture. This allows therapists and coaches to analyze biomechanical frames long after the assessment has been completed.

Risk of Injury Assessment

Kinetisense does much more than just analyzing functional movement and joint range of motion. The system can also provide insight into injury risk. The single-leg hop module evaluates jumping and landing biomechanics and provides a risk of injury score for the ACL, MCL, and meniscus. This risk profile is generated based on jumping dynamics and is backed by third-party, evidence-based research.

Injury Rehabilitation

The Kinetisense joint range of motion module analyzes over 48 joint ranges in all 3 planes. The system provides immediate visual feedback and advanced reporting for each assessment, as well as trend data that can indicate overall improvement or regression. The range of motion data is immediately compared to American Medical Association (AMA) guidelines to provide users with a better understanding of what a full range of motion for that movement is.

Exploring How LIDAR Technology Can Be Used to Assess Human Movement

Light detection and ranging (LIDAR) technology is a specific form of 3-dimensional scanning that uses the reflection of pulse-irradiated laser light to analyze the shape of and distance to a target/object (1). Historically, it has been used in meteorological, military, and aerospace settings (2). As the technology has evolved, it has become an important tool for assessing posture and more complex human movements.

In a recent study conducted by Marin et al., LIDAR was used to assess vertebrae alignment in patients who had undergone treatment in the form of self-correction movements (3). LIDAR allowed the researchers to accurately and objectively observe changes in spinal curvature in real-time. The study provides evidence that LIDAR could be used as a non-invasive and relatively affordable tool to evaluate postural changes.

Another study from Sasaki et al. outlines how LIDAR could be used in the context of sport (1). The ability of LIDAR sensors to obtain depth images from as far away as 15 meters is what makes them an attractive option for many sports (1). The authors suggest that 3-dimensional laser sensor technology could be used to ensure accurate judging and scoring for sports such as gymnastics and figure skating (1). It could also help athletes analyze their training form and develop new movement skills (1).

At this point, additional research surrounding how LIDAR technology can be used to analyze human movement is still needed. In the health sector, Kinetisense is considered one of the companies at the forefront of innovation with regard to adopting LIDAR technology.


  1. Sasaki, K., Masui, S., & Tezuka, K. (2018). 3D sensing technology for real-time quantification of athletes’ movements. Fujitsu Scientific & Technical Journal, 54(4), 8-16.
  2. Bhandarkar, A. R., Bhandarkar, S., Jarrah, R. M., Rosenman, D., & Bydon, M. (2021). Smartphone-based light detection and ranging for remote patient evaluation and monitoring. Cureus, 13(8): e16886.
  3. Marin, L., Lovecchio, N., Pedrotti, L., Manzoni, F., Febbi, M., Albanese, I., Patanè, P., Carnevale Pellino, V., & Vandoni, M. (2022). Acute effects of self-correction on spine deviation and balance in adolescent girls with idiopathic scoliosis. Sensors, 22(5), 1883.