Kinesics MSK Health Management Program
Utilizing the Kinesics App to collect and analyze biomechanical data from range of motion measurements.
MSK Health analyses are run for individual participants and to identify trends in target populations. In-app interventional strategies are deployed to address areas identified as at-risk for musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). Individuals and Target Populations are monitored for changes through regular re-evaluations and updates to interventions, when indicated. Kinesics App is currently being used in hospitals, clinics, rehab facilities, athletic teams, performance centers, employee wellness programs, and in research initiatives. App users enjoy decreased risks of MSD injuries and its associated costs.
The value to organizations, corporations, and institutions participating in the Kinesics MSK Health programs are:
What can you do with the Kinesics App Analytics?
Kinesics App provides objective, quantifiable data analytics to proactively identify muscle imbalances and joint restrictions. Early detection decreases the risk of injury. That’s why the app was built with an in-app intervention feature (Custom Flexibility and Mobility Programs) and comparative data analytics to track progress over time.
Injuries do happen—even under proactive care. The Kinesics App provides pre-injury baseline data to determine the severity of an injury—should an injury occur.
Kinesics App is used to complement the treatment of acute phase injury, for obtaining pre-surgical baselines, and as a measure of post-surgical treatment progress.
The Kinesics App’s objective data is used to validate the effectiveness of the Custom Flexibility and Mobility Programs and also supports professional decision making for exercise recommendations and activities of daily living.
Identify Risk For Injury Using Biomechanical Data & Analytics
Protect Your Organization
The Kinesics Application allows for assessment of up to 43 range of motion (ROM) measurements from each region of the body to determine the body’s level of structural alignment, muscular flexibility, and associated joint mobility.
How is the Kinesics Evaluation Conducted: The Evaluation
A Kinesics Qualified Professional (KQP) conducts a series of ROM measurements using a digital measurement tool—the Halo Digital Device.
Historically, industry professionals have had to use 3 different measurement tools to collect various ROM measurements on the body. The traditional industry tools include the goniometer, inclinometer, and petrometer—all of which produce unreliable measurements, some as high as 30º variances.
Halo Digital ROM Device
3 measurement tools in 1 provides professionals with an efficient and quick way to gather ROM data
Accurate within 1° due to the easy-to-read digital screen, and 1-Click measurement capture
FDA and TGA approved
Decreased ergonomic burden on the professional taking the measurement because it only requires 1
hand to operate
How is the Kinesics Evaluation Conducted: The Results Report
The Kinesics Application intuitively categorizes each measurement as a percent of ideal (severe, moderate or ideal) based on the levels of flexibility and mobility for the assessed level of motion for that given joint.
These classifications were developed using the industry standard normative ranges that qualify as acceptable for discharge and are considered the least vulnerable for injury. Participants with evaluation data that is outside of the ideal reference range, or have asymmetries from right to left, are at an increased risk for injury and musculoskeletal disorders (MSD).
Results displayed from left to right are as follows: The Ideal Range of Motion, a color representation of the measurement classification, the Percent of Ideal—a comparison of the measurement taken to the ideal reference range, the Actual Measurement taken, the Percent of Asymmetry, the Side of the body the measurement was taken on.
The Body Avatar
The Body Avatar is a color-coded representation of the ROM measurement data collected in the evaluation. It displays the length-tension relationships for both the front and back of the body. The Body Avatar is an invaluable resource for increasing participant engagement and motivation, as well as providing the professional with a quick summary of the evaluation.
Musculoskeletal Health Index
The Musculoskeletal Health Index graph depicts the overall percentage of Ideal, Moderate, and Severe measurements in the body. It is the summation of each individual ROM measurement for the selected evaluation.
Body Index Cards
Each Body Index Card contains the measurements collected from a specific region of the body. The total of all Body Index Cards makes up the Overall Percent of Ideal in the Body Index Graph. Each card displays an Overall Percent of Ideal—composed of the individual ROM measurements for that body region.
Each Body Index Card is color-coded relative to the total level of restriction for that body region. Select one or more Body Index cards to display the individual ROM measurements within that card and associated color-coded muscle restrictions.
“Proactive interventions reduce the risk of injury and the cost associated with the reactive approach to healthcare.”
How is the Kinesics Evaluation Conducted: In-app Custom flexibility & mobility programs
A stretch or self myofascial release activity is assigned to Severe, Moderate, and Asymmetrical measurements.The total of all assigned activities is called a Custom Flexibility and Mobility Program.
Participants can access their assigned Custom Flexibility and Mobility Program by logging into the Kinesics App Participant Portal. Participants are encouraged to check-in for accountability and to track progress. All assigned flexibility and mobility activities have video and PDF tutorials so participants feel confident executing their programs.
Custom Flexibility & Mobility Program Include:
Descriptions of how to properly perform each assigned flexibility and mobility activity
Indications for which side of the body to perform the activity on
The number of times (repetitions) to perform the assigned activity
The amount of time to hold each repetition
How are the results delivered to the participant?
The Kinesics Qualified Professional generates the Results Report with 1-click and presents the findings to the participant immediately after the evaluation. Each participant is given access to the Kinesics App Participant Portal via a second-series authenticated email containing their unique login and password information. Here, participants can access their evaluation results, Custom Flexibility and Mobility Programs, and check in for accountability.
Instruction One Sheet
“Participants stay engaged and motivated with Kinesics App’s interactive features”
How is the Kinesics Evaluation Conducted: Monitor for change
A re-assessment date is scheduled to monitor for changes in the Severe, Moderate, or Asymmetrical measurements addressed in the Custom Flexibility and Mobility Program. The Custom Flexibility and Mobility Program is updated accordingly.
Re-evaluations are conducted at least once annually to remeasure all measurements from the initial evaluation for comparison. The data from up to 3 previous evaluations can be compared to track progress.
In-app Comparative Reporting
Up to 3 Individual Body Index Cards can be selected for comparison. Comparisons can be viewed in global or granular view. Compare up to 3 evaluation data sets by viewing the percentage of ideal for the entire body, per body segment, or on the Body Avatar which represents a per measurement view.
How does the MSK Health Program work?
Step 1 - Determine MSK Health IQ
The MSK Health Program begins with an evaluation of the organization’s members to gather baseline data and determine the individuals and Target Populations who have the highest MSD risk.
The organization may enroll all of its members in the MSK Health Program or elect to focus on the MSK Health IQ Report’s recommendation for specific individuals and Target Populations.
Step 2 - enroll target population
Individuals and Target Populations enrolled in the program receive a Custom Flexibility and Mobility Program—
Composed of stretches and self-myofascial releases that address the Severe, Moderate, or Asymmetrical measurements in the evaluation. Participants are monitored through regular re-assessments and Custom Flexibility and Mobility Programs are updated, as needed.
Step 3 - comparative data analysis
Participants in the MSK Health Program are re-evaluated at least once annually.
A re-evaluation includes all measurements from the initial evaluation. A data comparison of Evaluation 1 to Evaluation 2 is presented in the MSk Health IQ Comparative Report. Organizations may request custom reporting on key Individuals or Target Populations.
Step 4 - insights and trends
Over the course of multiple evaluations, organizations can gain insights on trends in their Target Populations to proactively address the group’s MSD Risk.
Proactive solutions include providing a continuum of care for the at-risk, and implementation of ergonomic and safety enhancements.