3D Innovation Revolutionizes Athlete Injury Prevention
Announcing EliteX 360 Injury Prevention System
Direct Orthopedic Care announces the rollout of an innovative tool in movement science screening services, the EliteX 360. This sports technology is designed to help athletes from high school and beyond, even into professional sports careers, prevent common injuries and optimize performance.
Joshua Lyons, Director of Physical Therapy at Direct Orthopedic Care (DOC), added, “Adolescents and young adults are at a higher risk for injury while they’re still growing, and the EliteX 360 system helps to reduce that risk. This may even help to avoid long-term health concerns from injuries that impair growth”.
What makes EliteX 360 the best way to help prevent youth sports injuries and maximize athletic abilities?
Fortunately, many youth sports injuries are preventable through proper conditioning and use of appropriate equipment. With EliteX 360, more injuries than ever before are preventable in an affordable and simple way.
The first step in the system utilizes 3D video to capture and analyze an athletes’ motion via an advanced software program. Video records similar movement that an athlete might display in a particular sport or activity, such as quick ‘cuts’ on a soccer pitch. EliteX 360 utilizes the G.A.M.E. mobile baseline movement data capture system – Gold-star Athletic Movement Evaluation.
Lyons added, “This comprehensive proprietary screening process allows the DOC physical therapy team to identify threats of injury and work toward creating conditioning plans to help prevent injuries before they present themselves. The system works on athletes at all performance levels through real-time biofeedback, and an actionable report is created to help the DOC team develop a personalized physical therapy plan. Any anomalies uncovered during this step of the process initiate a more detailed biofeedback system.”
The next step is to give the athlete a customized corrective action that can be shared with their coaches, trainers, parents, and the rest of their support team. The report contains data from body movements such as reverse lunges, single-leg hops, and flexion and extension exercises to measure balance, flexibility, stability, and symmetry. Annual reassessments round out the 360 plan to help continually monitor and improve performance.
Benefits of the EliteX 360 system:
- Allows DOC Physical Therapists to work on an individual or team basis (We can analyze an entire team in a matter of hours.)
- Helps more accurately determine when an injured athlete is ready to return to play
- Optimizes movement patterns after specific risk areas are identified
Types of sports injuries EliteX 360 can help prevent include:
- ACL tears
- Achilles tendinitis
- Ankle sprains
- Golf and tennis elbow
- Groin pulls
- Hamstring strain
- IT band syndrome
- Plantar fasciitis
- Runner’s knee
- Shin splints
- Shoulder injuries
- And so much more!
Let DOC and EliteX help you reach your apex by becoming a stronger, healthier, better athlete.
EliteX 360’s slogan is ‘Helping elite athletes reach their apex’ which is one of our goals here at Direct Orthopedic Care. Our physical therapists and orthopedic care team members are so excited to offer this amazing, leading-edge new tool in movement science.
To learn more about how EliteX 360 can help athletes train and compete safely, call us today at 855-898-2655. We look forward to continuing to bring you the latest is sports technology here at DOC.
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