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29 January 2015 | Last updated 2 days, 7 hours ago.
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Scientifically Measuring Movement and Muscle Activity to Treat Back Pain

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How the World's Top Athletes Measure, Avoid and Treat Back Pain

  • What are the latest technologies and treatments for back pain used by major football clubs including São Paulo FC, Man United and West Brom, Aussie international cricketers and top track athletes?
  • How can all patients now also get access to these elite medical approaches?
  • What can doctors and patients learn from the approach adopted with elite athletes?
  • How can back pain patients benefit from these advanced medical technologies?
  • What patients are saying - Bob Laybourne
Top athletes are a huge investment and they therefore get access to the very best physiotherapyThe use of physical therapies such as exercise, massage and manipulation. and musculo-skeletal medical services available. Movement sensor technology from dorsaVi is being used by elite clubs around the world, ensuring that professional athletes receive the best possible and bespoke care by accurately and objectively measuring their movement.  Objective data is a powerful tool to help guide the most appropriate interventions and measure the outcome.
 
The good news is that this latest high technology spine and musculo-skeletal wearable sensor system is now also available to all patients via specialist physicians and physios.

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