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OSI CA-6000

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:

Sagittal: flexion/extension
Frontal: lateral bending
Transverse: rotation

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