Research/Testing 2018-11-24T11:53:56+00:00

 

Medical Reviews:

“If you can identify a biomechanical asymmetry and correct it in a truly functional way then you will dramatically reduce the potential for INJURY and exponentially increase your PERFORMANCE in any specific pattern.  Furthermore, you can rehabilitate an injury in a truly functional way which will ALWAYS have better outcomes. 

The Neuropak has bridged the gap from traditional physical therapy protocols to a comprehensive way to rehabilitate in a truly functional way which leads to quicker outcomes and reduces the likelihood of re-injury.”

Dr. Brad Conder

Owner, Focus Physical Therapy

Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist

 

“For the first time I can actively engage my lower trapezius and supporting muscles that stabilize the shoulder and spine and avoid over compensating with other muscle groups.

The biggest impact is the immediate global impact and constant feedback of neuromuscular engagement throughout the entire body.

After one session with the Neuropak I felt a residual benefit that I was able to actively engage the smaller supporting muscles well after the Neuropak session, which is a testament to the ability that the Neuropak has to intuitively engage the entire kinetic chain.”

Dr. Kara Esterle

Focus Physical Therapy-Patient

 

Full Validated 3-D Motion Analysis Study

Full Validated 3-D Motion Analysis Study

Key Takeaways from DARI Analysis:

  1. Significant effects noted on balance, stability, control, and sway in center of mass with the Neuropak.
  2. Immediate increase in quality of upper body movement (less multiplanar deviation), increase in global thoracic mobility 17 degrees of asymmetry to an immediate correction to 3.5 degrees, and improvement in torque production and symmetry as a whole.
  3. Overall, the Neuropak lessened joint “vulnerability” to soft tissue and mechanical injury.
  4. Immediate increase in vertical jump performance by 3 1/2″

Joel Hungate

Vice President, Orthopedic Programs

DARImotion.com

 

 

“Comparing both reports will allow your team to see the biomechanical effect your device had immediately on some core, functional movements that I performed in the system. Some impressive, immediate findings I noted:
Your device incurred a significant increase in my core stability during unilateral balance testing (especially considering I exhibited solid balance before donning the device!), and improved my stabilization during control of my center of mass, hips, knees, and ankles on both lateralities, in both the M/L plane and A/P plane.
Your device also immediately eliminated some asymmetries I exhibited in the unencumbered scan–namely at my knee and spine.
Likewise, looking at the smoothness of my motion data curves, your device did not have a significant effect on my ability to perform any planar ROM (save for some spinal rotation limitation due to impingement), nor did it have any effect on my ability to achieve comparable squat depths. The smoothness of the motion was a surprise to me and is a testament to your design not incurring “jerky” patterns while in use by an operator.
Also of note, the device obviously had an effect on my jumping ability (due to the extra tension and weight) but that is the point of having it on in the first place. Also of note, my unilateral kinetic chaining was not encumbered with the device, though I would have to repattern my kinetic chaining to accommodate the device during my bilateral vertical jump–but once again I think that is the point behind training with a new layer of neuromuscular stimulation.
All in all, I was thoroughly impressed with the freedom of movement throughout the functional motion analysis, and the “opening up” that the device incurs in spinal and core stability, which made an immediate difference. Likewise, I was impressed with my ability to perform even while fatigued from the unencumbered scan and still maintain smoothness and ROM.
Regarding my right hip being flagged on the “instant motion report”–
Any biomechanical “flags” that you see on the “instant motion report” represent my body’s source of compensation for the device (i.e. right hip being red) and would improve with training. Really, I’m impressed it didn’t cause more up-or-down chain compensations.”
Best,

Joel Hungate
VP of Orthopedic Programs- DARI

 

 

 

Additional Testing Reports:

(Please Download Reports to View)

Baseline

DARI_Certified Functional Assessment – Baseline

Testing with Neuropak

DARI_Certified Functional Assessment – Neuropak

Post Neuropak Testing

Vertical Jump Overview

Vertical Jump Neuropak

De-loaded Vertical Jumps

 

 

DARI Instant Motion Reports:

De-load after baseline

Shoulder Baseline

Tune Shoulder 1

Tune Shoulder 2

De-load post tune 1

Research:

  1. Tactile input principle

http://neuropedicspt.com/blogforprofessionals/2015/8/30/proprioceptive-input

 

The ability of this device to add tactile input to key muscles and joint DURING a sport or job specific task is KEY. This allows the user to better train the correct positioning and activation of the muscle groups that are actually used during the activity.

 

2) Proprioception

 

In regards to Tactile input the proprioception of the associated joints and muscles will allow training during the activity that would using take hours of training with NON sport or job specific tasks.

 

3) Co-contraction

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3257849/

 

https://caloriebee.com/workout-routines/Exercise-for-Stomach-Muscles

Fryette laws of spinal motion.  Research based knowledge of how the spinal is dysfunction as it related to muscle activation and how to correct it.
 
More research for the anatomy of how the lumbar spine stabilization with force coupling with contralateral muscles groups.

RESEARCH AND CASE STUDIES:

Reliability of military tests to assess readiness for combat related duties (1)

Brown, E 2003 thesis (1)

Prediction of simulated battlefield physical performance from field expedient tests

Postural Control in Dual-Task Situations_ Does Whole-Body Fatigue Matter_

Functional training bridge to return to duty (1)

Factors That effect movements