Protokinetics For Physical Therapists
Gait analysis is one of the most critical tools for physical therapists. Its data can be used to track the efficacy of clinical decisions for rehabilitation, surgery, adaptive devices, sports medicine, assessing the progression of physical therapy, the improvement or regression of conditions and diseases, and many more applications.
QGA vs observational analysis
- temporal and spatial parameters
- coefficient of variation
- relative pressure
- step and stride
- gait phase
- gait cycle
- Center of Pressure (COP)
- static measurements such as quiet standing
- and more.
This data can be used to create standards and baselines against which the patient’s progress can be compared, independent of or as an adjunct to the physical therapist’s observations.
Maximize physical therapy lab efficiency
PKMAS and Zeno Walkway
As healthcare quickly moves towards outcomes which require quantitative analysis, shorter hospital stays and increased function, measuring gait will become more useful in tracking patient progress, functional loss or disability. Comparing data from gait analysis made before and during intervention can guide protocols and show when the effect of the intervention has plateaued.
Quantitative Gait Analysis provides information about the impact of impairments on functional movement, offering physical therapists important additional measures when assessing patients at intake or measuring progress in walking.
Protokinetcs PKMAS software and Zeno Walkway PROVIDES THE DATA TO:
- Quantify functional gait outcomes
- Test intervention efficacy
- Track and report recovery and disease progression longitudinally
- Compare gait conditions to determine optimal performance with assistive devices, such as walker vs. cane or SMO vs. AFO (braces)
- Show patients quantitative data to assist with patient compliance
- Send quantitative clinical data to insurance carriers to speed reimbursement