Physical therapy for movement analysis in St. Paul, Minnesota

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Meet with the best movement analysis physical therapists in St. Paul, Minnesota

St. Paul, Minnesota, Luna’s physical therapists specialize in movement analysis. As experts in the mechanical forces at work in the human body, your PT can identify risks, problems, and inefficiencies in your movement.

Best of all, with Luna, it’s a breeze to get matched with a physical therapist — and to see them the same day. Our physical therapists come to you — it’s physical therapy, delivered.

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What is movement analysis?

Movement analysis is a clinical assessment of a patient’s movement, most often their walking gait. A variety of technology, including 3D computerized analysis, video, force measurements, and EMG equipment can help a physical therapist collect comprehensive data about a patient’s movement.

Movement analysis is often performed at the request of a referring physician, who requires an expert physiologist’s input to determine the source of discomfort, injury, or immobility. After the initial assessment, a physical therapist will likely compile a report to deliver to the referring physician, who can use the information to make a more informed diagnosis.

If movement analysis isn’t requested by a physician, the patient is usually looking to enhance athletic performance. Movement analysis can reveal in-depth information on running stride or pitching form, offering athletes an excellent starting point for great improvements.

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Why do people need movement analysis?

Patients generally only undergo movement analysis for one of two reasons: their doctor recommends it, or they are a serious athlete looking to get over a plateau. If a physician recommends that a patient see a physical therapist for movement analysis, it’s likely because one of their movements is causing them pain or injury. Understanding all of the mechanics contributing to a particular motion can help patients and their doctors understand what is going wrong.

Athletes, on the other hand, may undergo movement analysis if they find that their game or speed is not improving at the rate they’d expect. In these cases, movement analysis can help reveal if a slight movement not visible to the naked eye is hampering progress.

The most common reasons for movement analysis include:

  • Athletic performance
  • Discomfort
  • Injury

Source: DorsaVi

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Physical therapy for movement analysis in St. Paul, Minnesota

If you undergo movement analysis, expect to perform the same motion several times in a row under the watchful eye of a licensed physical therapist. You can also expect to be hooked up to sensors and to be recorded by a video camera, possibly from several angles.

These sensors will allow your physical therapist to measure both your motion and force, revealing detailed information about your movement and its possible inefficiencies.

Source: DorsaVi
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Frequently asked questions

Where are Luna therapists seeing patients?

Across the St. Paul area, our therapists are at your service for in-home physical therapy sessions. We ensure to reach you in every neighborhood we serve, making it a point to provide physical therapy at your convenience, right in your home.

Is physical therapy covered by insurance?

At Luna, we accept a variety of insurance plans and handle the benefits verification process seamlessly. Rest assured, your co-pay with Luna will consistently align with the specified amount in your insurance plan for a PT clinic visit. We gladly accept all major insurances and Medicare.

Is there a waiting list for new patients?

No, that's not our approach—we're dedicated to ensuring a seamless start for patients embarking on their physical therapy. Accommodating new patients is our priority, and in most cases, the first at-home physical therapy session can be arranged within 48 hours of signing up. Our therapists maintain flexible schedules, available from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm, seven days a week. Check Availability.

Who are Luna’s physical therapists?

Luna's therapists are true professionals, boasting a minimum of 3 years of experience in the field, often exceeding this requirement. Each therapist undergoes a rigorous interview and extensive background check. We only work with therapists who are deeply committed to providing top-tier care to their patients.

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