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Version 16 , February 2023

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Significant Tax Credit (US Federal and State)

for Kinetisense Practitioners

Section 41 Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit Using the Kinetisense System

Kinetisense is excited to announce that its technology qualifies for the United States Section 41 Tax Rebate.  Practitioners using Kinetisense technology have had a 100% success rate when applying for this Tax Rebate. Some practitioners have generated over $20,000 in rebates, per tax credit year. The amount of tax credit is dependent on various factors including the amount of staff using the technology and clinic size. The average tax credit per chiropractic clinic is approximately $7,000 per year.

What is the Section 41 Tax Credit?

The IRS provides specific instructions for businesses that perform qualified research and development (R&D) activities and wish to use the federal R&D tax credit to reduce their tax liability. These guidelines are outlined in Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 41 and Section 174.  This extends to clinicians and healthcare providers that are implementing data-driven techniques and/or solutions to enhance their clinical practice.  Kinetisense is a validated tool that meets the requirements.

Why Kinetisense for the Tax Credit?

There is a strict checklist for the implemented systems that qualify for the tax credit.  According to the Quartermaster Tax Management company, the experts in this space, by using the Kinetisense technology, practitioners can generate a much higher return

Kinetisense is one of the few solutions that meet the clinical requirements for the Section 41 R&D Tax Credit. 

How Do I Apply for the Credit?

For new clinics, proudly join the Kinetisense family to qualify for this Tax Rebate. If you are currently using Kinetisense, you will be able to claim the Tax Rebate for up to three years retroactively

Please contact Kinetisense at [email protected] or Quartermaster Tax Management directly at [email protected] to learn specifics about this program.

Monetizing KAMS

The Kinetisense Advanced Movement Screen (KAMS) offers an invaluable resource for any practice to quickly assess a patient’s functional capabilities. This user-friendly screening process takes no more than three minutes to complete, and provides instant scoring, functional indexes, and joint dysfunction mapping. With its ability to detect over 250 joint dysfunctions, the KAMS simplifies the treatment planning process, and increases patient understanding and trust.

There are multiple perspectives that one can take when interpreting and applying the KAMS and FPM reports.

The user could focus on the movement within KAMS that was the most difficult for the participant to complete. Each KAMS movement is included in the system as an individual module. This allows for the participant to be reassessed after a correction has been made.

The user could also examine the KAMS index scores, which are categorized as good, average, and poor. This provides practitioners with an easy way to engage participants and focus on strengthening, symmetry, and flexibility goals. 

Additionally, the user could focus on the FPM tool. The FPM tool provides a comprehensive view of which joint is impaired and in which plane it is affected. Further evaluation of these joints is possible through the Range of Motion (ROM) module. Based on the results obtained, additional orthopedic tests may be conducted to determine if the joint itself or the neighboring joint is compromised.


Assessments can be deleted using the archive data tool which is found on the right side of the home screen.

To archive assessments, use the following steps:

1- Click “Archive Data Tool”

  1. a. To archive specific patient assessments, click the drop down arrow beside the patient name.
    • Check the box(es) of the assessments to archive. 
    • Click the “Archive” button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.  
  1. b. Once an assessment is successfully archived, it will say [Archived] in yellow text beside it. 

*If multiple assessments are being archived at once, this might take some time. While assessments are archiving,  the user can leave this screen and continue to use other functions within Kinetisense.*

2- Click into the Patient Profile

    • Click into the assessment. 
    • In the top right hand corner of the screen, click the far right icon and this will archive the assessment. 

To unarchive a Patient Profile or specific assessment, follow the steps below:

  1. Click into the “Archive Data Tool”. 
  2. In the top right hand corner of the screen, click the gear setting. 
  3. Once the archive settings are open, check the box that says “Show Archived”. Click anywhere on the screen to exit out of this menu. 
  4. This setting will show all profiles and assessments that have been archived. 
  5. Check the box beside the assessment. 
  6. In the bottom right hand corner of the screen click “Unarchive”. 
  7. Once it is completed that assessment will no longer say [Archived] beside it. 

Within the “Archive Data Tool” there is a search function found in the top right corner. By clicking on the icon, the user is able to search by patient name and use this to assist with archiving. 

Feel free to refer to our user manual for more information

The background does matter. In our testing facility, we use a plain, off-white background contrasted by gray flooring for the best results. The texture to avoid is gloss paint on the wall as that would increase the chances of light reflection, especially if you have windows perpendicular to the wall where the Kinetisense assessments will be conducted.

Skipping assessments will not reduce the participant’s overall score. In fact, the skipped assessment will be excluded from the scoring algorithm. Considering KAMS provides FPM and movement indexes, some indexes might be removed entirely below the breakdown and indexes section.

The Example below displays a KAMS assessment with the last three skipped and, missing indexes, compared to a KAMS assessment with all tests completed showing all available indexes.

Required Ipad Specs: 2021/2022 Apple Ipad Pro with a LiDAR Scanner Camera. (4th Generation or newer) in either a 11 inch or 12.9 inch display. 

We recommend that the Ipad Pro has a minimum of 256 GB, but an Ipad Pro with 512 GB is preferred. 

Please find a copy of our Ipad Starter Document and Ipad Best Practices Document for more detailed information. 

Medicine Hat College Partnership

Kinetisense is thrilled to collaborate with Medicine Hat College’s Centre for Innovation (C4i). This collaboration will encourage a relationship with local students, faculty, and other educational institutions. As Kinetisense’s technology continues to advance, research studies are becoming increasingly diverse and dynamic. Fostering this partnership enables Kinetisense to continue focusing on applied research with greater access to student athletes, elementary-age students, and seniors who are located within our community. 

Click the link below to view more details.


Postural Stability and Concussion

Sport-related concussion has received significant media coverage in recent years and is a growing public health concern(1). The incidence of concussion among young athletes is high and equates to 1.6-3.8 million concussions per year in the United States alone(2). It is feared that this represents an underestimation of the true value caused by underreporting of injury in sport(3). The underlying lying cause is likely multifactorial; partly due to the athletes failure to report, and partly due to the physicians testing threshold set too high to detect the concussion(3,4). Athletes who return to play too early are more susceptible to re-injury and recurrent concussion has been linked to slowed neurologic recovery(5,6). Taken together, the research identifies the importance of proper testing to identify concussion in sport.

Maintaining postural stability requires the aid of somatosensory, visual, and vestibular sensations working in concert with one another(7). It has been proposed that, in concussion, the interplay between sensory inputs becomes impaired(8). Thus, balance testing has been shown to be a valid piece of the concussion diagnosis puzzle(9).

The Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) is an inexpensive, non-instrumented, clinical tool for assessing postural stability and proves reliable as part of the diagnostic and monitoring process for sports-related concussions(7,9). The test consists of 6 separate 20-second balance tests performed under 3 stance conditions (double-leg, single-leg, and tandem stance) on 2 different surfaces (firm/ground and compliant/foam). For the single-leg stance, the nondominant leg is selected and the test takes approximately 5 minutes to complete(9). 

Kinetisense’s 3D motion capture technology provides an objective and quantitative approach to BESS concussion screening. Using the balance assessment, data in three planes of movement can be analyzed from the BESS test. Pairing the validated Kinetisense software with clinically recognized concussion screening measures may provide enhanced concussion detection and help to preserve the health of young athletes. 


  1. McCrea M, Guskiewicz KM, Marshall SW, Barr W, Randolph C, Cantu RC, et al. Acute Effects and Recovery Time Following Concussion in Collegiate Football Players: The NCAA Concussion Study. JAMA. 2003 Nov 19;290(19):2556. 
  2. Langlois JA, Rutland-Brown W, Wald MM. The Epidemiology and Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury: A Brief Overview. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2006 Sep;21(5):375–8. 
  3. McCrea M, Hammeke T, Olsen G, Leo P, Guskiewicz K. Unreported Concussion in High School Football Players. Clin J Sport Med. 2004;14(1). 
  4. Ruhe A, Gänsslen A, Klein W, Hamade N. Wissensgrundlagen zur Gehirnerschütterung in der Deutschen Eishockey Liga (DEL). Sportverletz · Sportschaden. 2013 Dec 18;27(04):201–6. 
  5. Guskiewicz KM, McCrea M, Marshall SW, Cantu RC, Randolph C, Barr W, et al. Cumulative Effects Associated With Recurrent Concussion in Collegiate Football Players: The NCAA Concussion Study. JAMA. 2003 Nov 19;290(19):2549. 
  6. Nichols JS, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK. Guidelines for the Prevention of Catastrophic Outcome. 
  7. Ruhe A, Fejer R, Gänsslen A, Klein W. Assessing Postural Stability in the Concussed Athlete: What to Do, What to Expect, and When. SPORTS Health. 2014;6(5). 
  8. Guskiewicz KM, Perrin DH, Gansneder BM. Effect of Mild Head Injury on Postural Stability in Athletes. 
  9. Bell DR, Guskiewicz KM, Clark MA, Padua DA. Systematic Review of the Balance Error Scoring System. Sports Health Multidiscip Approach. 2011 May;3(3):287–95.