Version 2 , November 2021
Version 2 , November 2021
CAPS = KAMS + Single Leg Hop Test + BESS Balance Test
Imagine what would happen to your clinic if you were able to grow the non-pain-based portion of your practice. Imagine you had the ultimate functional movement screen that analyzed balance, risk of non-contact ACL injury, and functional movement with joint mapping. With the Complete Athletic Performance Screen (CAPS), this is now possible. CAPS is a full athletic screen that every athlete in your community should be getting and could be getting at your clinic.
For most clinicians, it is fairly safe to say that over 80% of our patient visits are “pain-based”, meaning these patients come to us for treatment of their pain and discomfort. For years, practitioners have been trying to grow the “functional” side of their practice and educate patients on the fact that prevention of injury and biomechanical correction is essential for increasing overall performance. Up until now, the issue has been that we have lacked a tool such as CAPS that has the objectivity and efficiency required in the clinical setting.
CAPS is a revolutionary clinical workflow in Kinetisense that is comprised of the KAMS functional movement screen, the single leg hop test (risk of ACL), and the BESS concussion baseline screen (Kinetisense Balance). This all-encompassing assessment takes approximately 10 minutes total to complete and can be done in most treatment rooms (8×10 ft. rooms). It can also easily be administered by a staff member with little to no biomechanical knowledge.
◊ Data-Driven Clinical Revenue
Practitioners charge between $150-200 for this 10-minute screen, and those who have implemented CAPS into their practice have reported upwards of a 40% increase in clinical revenue.
Adding CAPS to your practice will serve as the differentiator for you and your clinic.
Increase in Yearly Clinical Revenue
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◊ What role can Kinetisense play?
Expand the walls of your clinic with Kinetisense through concussion baseline testing in your community. Concussions are one of the most extensively discussed issues in sports today, and baseline testing is an important tool that can aid health care practitioners in concussion treatment.
With the ability to collect data in seconds and assess up to 50 athletes in less than an hour, Kinetisense can help you increase clinic revenue and make a positive impact on local athletes in your community.
◊ How does concussion baseline testing with Kinetisense work?
Kinetisense offers balance assessments that follow the Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) protocol. These include double-leg, tandem, and single-leg balance assessments. In each protocol position, the total amount of tilt and sway in all 3 planes (frontal, sagittal, and transverse) is measured in order to produce a score. Once a baseline assessment is completed and an athlete’s current/normal balance scores are known, they can be compared to the athlete’s post-injury scores to determine if any balance deficits are present. Following additional treatment and recovery, the athlete can then be reassessed to determine if they are able to safely return to play. Without having objective and up to date baseline data to refer back to, this return to play decision can be much more difficult to make.
For ease of use, create a workflow (as seen in the picture below ). This will program the system to automatically switch from one balance assessment to the next in a quick and seamless manner. By including the posture module in the workflow, it is possible to detect postural abnormalities or assess a whiplash injury following a concussion.
Become a Differentiator in Your Community!
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Even the best technology on the shelf today has an expiration date. Sooner or later, those once great PCs your company invested in end up outmoded, broken down, and in need of replacement. But getting rid of technology carries its own risks, so make sure that you protect your data (and the environment!) by following these steps:
Your computer holds more of your personal or corporate information than you may think. This information may be in the form of easily accessible tax returns, medical information, addresses, phone numbers, or password documents, or it may be far less visible in the form of license keys, registration numbers, or backup files from websites or your operating system. Even if you delete these files or reformat your hard drive, wiping all information, that data can still be harvested by determined individuals. The only way to be safe is to completely root out that information, or to physically destroy the drive.
Virtually all of the danger to your data comes from your computer’s hard drive, the long-term memory your computer uses to store information from day-to-day and year-to-year.
Therefore, the hard drive is the sticking point when it comes to device disposal.
There are several effective options for dealing with the hard drive once you have safely removed and backed up any data you need to save.
If you’ve followed step two, your data is secure and you’re ready to get rid of the rest of the computer. Just remember that most computer equipment contains hazardous materials that don’t belong in a landfill, and therefore don’t belong in your trash. Fortunately there are a number of other great options for getting rid of old work computers.
Kinetisense has had the privilege of working with the University of Alberta (U of A) since 2017. Our partnership is led by Professor Martin Ferguson-Pell, his Rehabilitation Robotics team, and the CEO of Kinetisense, Ryan Comeau. Martin was introduced to Kinetisense during Ryan’s presentation at the Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network (BJH SCN).
U of A had previously been working on addressing the province of Alberta’s lack of support in rural locations for complex and top priority rehabilitation assessments, including shoulder assessments, hip and knee arthroplasty assessments, wheelchair/seating assessments, and vestibular assessments. Martin and his team were particularly intrigued by the possibility of using the Kinetisense system and its advanced technology to collect quantitative data for each rehabilitation assessment.
“The beauty of working with Kinetisense was that so many things that were needed to perform these assessments were all in one package.” – Martin Ferguson-Pell, PhD, C.Phys. FRSA
◊ Implementing a Telerehabilitation Platform
A formal partnership between the U of A and Kinetisense was developed in January of 2019 after Alberta Innovates approved the U of A’s written proposal to develop an enhanced virtual health platform for rural Albertans. Prior to COVID-19, the project was funded initially for 2 years. This project was a co-development process between academia (U of A), developers, business (Kinetisense), and Alberta Health Services (AHS) and included connections to other clinicians. Importantly, we had clinical champions who expressed interest in adopting virtual health technologies and assessments that could be based off already established face-to-face clinical assessment protocols.
“This is an exciting example of technology development, technology adoption, innovation and changes we deliver in care particularly to rural Albertans. That is thanks to a powerful collaboration between a successful startup (Kinetisense) and a mature and high performing academic program at the University of Alberta.” – Martin Ferguson-Pell, PhD, C.Phys. FRSA
◊ Tele-Rehab 2.0
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, disruptions with clinical testing were seen in many clinics across the globe, as most people did not have access to rehabilitation facilities. Virtual health technologies were immediately identified as something that could play a major role in making sure these individuals could still receive care. Tele-Rehab 2.0 is one such program. We started with 5 spoke sites in 2020, but have expanded into 8 spoke sites with the help of funding from the United Way. Alberta Innovates has continued to support this collaboration financially, and AHS has now placed an additional 10 Kinetisense systems in rural Alberta. We have supported residents in a number of small towns, including some in continuing care facilities who were particularly isolated during the peak of COVID-19. In the future, there is hope that further development will lead to the adoption of this program province wide.
Falls are widely considered to be an increasingly serious public health problem. Globally, an estimated 684,000 fatal falls occur each year, with approximately 37.3 million falls severe enough to require medical attention also occurring each year (1). In addition to being a known cause of injury and death, falls are a contributing factor to reduced quality of life and financial strain on the healthcare system (1). The elderly population is at particular risk of being negatively affected by falls. In fact, falls and fall-related injuries such as hip fractures are a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in elderly individuals (1, 2).
Balance and gait impairments in older individuals have been shown to contribute to an increased risk of falling (2). Much of the research in this area has focused on the many different parameters of gait and how changes to one or more parameters may alter fall risk. Walking speed and stride length are two parameters that have received considerable attention. Older individuals tend to walk more slowly and have a shorter stride length relative to younger individuals (3). Slower gait velocity in particular has been identified as an indicator of fall risk in this population (4, 5, 6). Shorter stride length has also been found to be linked with risk of fall, and can be used to differentiate between elderly fallers and non-fallers (7, 8).
Identifying older individuals who are at a greater risk of falling is a necessary first step when developing fall-prevention strategies. Unfortunately, many of the current methods of assessment are costly and cumbersome to use and suffer from a lack of reliability and objectivity. Unlike these other methods, Kinetisense provides an objective, efficient, and easy to use tool that can reproducibly analyze multiple gait parameters that have been found to be indicative of functionality and subsequently one’s risk of fall. Being able to accurately detect those who are more likely to fall will allow practitioners to determine if a patient requires intervention, and will ultimately aid in the prevention of injury, loss of quality of life, and possibly even death.