WHAT DOES IT DO?
The OSI system assesses spinal range of motion (ROM) through testing of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions. The principle planes of movement are:
Frontal: lateral bending
Assessment of: Range of motion
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The potentiometers, which are the essential components of the system, measure the range of motion about a reference point of the selected region of the spine. The set-up mirrors an exoskeleton and is not intended to provide an exact measure of the internal range of motion of the spine, but rather a prediction thereof.
WHAT ARE THE USES OF THE DATA?
Test data can be used to identify weak areas, for example the lumbar region in low back pain (LBP) sufferers. Follow-up tests will show if any improvements have been forthcoming following a programme of rehabilitation or strengthening exercises. It is also possible to compare the collected data to the graph of OSI normative values.
Assessing flexibility using the OSI CA-6000
Last Modified: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:16:35 SAST