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Vince Kame Jr. has over 20 years of experience as a physical therapist, and in that time he has worked with elite, professional, and Olympic athletes. During his career, he has witnessed changing technology and learned which techniques are the most effective. That is why he utilizes Fusionetics at his South Chandler physical therapy clinic, and he is here today to tell us about this new product.
Technology has invaded all aspects of today’s society—and healthcare is not immune. In fact, some of the most exciting and important technological advances are happening in the field of medicine, helping practitioners become even more efficient. One such technology is Fusionetics. It is a company and product that combines the science behind injury prevention, rehabilitation, and sports performance with modern technology to serve athletes and the general public. At Foothills in South Chandler, we have adopted this technology to enhance what we do for our athletes and patients.
The product was developed by Dr. Mike Clark with the help of Aaron Nelson, the two professionals behind the remarkable success of the health and performance of the Phoenix Suns. The technology they developed is now being used by many other sports teams, including the Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Kansas City Chiefs, and Atlanta Falcons.
Fusionetics uses a screening process that observes movement efficiency, and then scores weaknesses and deficiencies in these movements. These deficiencies are the causes of overuse injuries, which keep athletes off the field or prevent them from performing to their full potential. Once identified, a physical therapist or athletic trainer can work with the technology to develop a program that will remedy the problem, and Fusionetics gives recommendations on what the athlete or patient can do on their own at home. All this is done via a smart phone, tablet, laptop, or computer. If the athlete does not need hands-on rehabilitation, they can communicate through a device and update their program based on their progress. They are then periodically re-tested so their therapy program can be adjusted based on new measures of movement patterns.
Here at Foothills Sports Medicine in South Chandler, we have used Fusionetics for both athletes and non-athletes alike. The same movement pattern deficits seen at the athletic level are also seen in the general public, and they keep both groups from being able to perform the way they want to, or do the things they love. For a program with maximum benefits, Fusionetics identifies problems and a physical therapist then incorporates hands-on techniques with the exercises suggested by the technology. Once the hands-on aspect is finished, we can still use the Fusionetics platform to continue with a program for further progress.
Therapists can no longer rely on the “we did it this way back in the day” approach. We need to use the best science and latest technology to be able to help our athletes and patients reach maximum performance. Fusionetics allows us to incorporate the latest in scientific research into the field of athletic performance, with evidence-based, hands-on therapy to provide the patient with the best possible care.
For more information regarding Fusionetics and how we use it, please contact us, or call us at (480)782-7831.