Physical and occupational therapy provider Physiotherapy Associates (aka Physio) recently signed an initial pilot program to begin offering dorsaVi wearable wireless sensors to assess sports medicine patients.

As part of the agreement, Exton, Pa-headquartered Physio will implement 20 ViPerform units across 20 Physio sites during the first 12 months.

The implementation’s initial focus will be movement analysis in running and knee assessments, according to a media release from dorsaVi.

“This tool allows us to efficiently assess an athlete and reliably quantify this data so we can clearly see who is at risk of injury,” says Dr Trent Nessler, Physio’s national director of sport medicine, in the release. “This allows us to combine this technology with our research to create scalable programs which can have a dramatic impact on youth sports injuries.”

Don McCarter, vice president, workers’ compensation sales at Physio, also sees a good match with dorsaVi, saying in the release that, “Partnering with dorsaVi will position us to leverage the technology in identifying both human behaviours and work site adaptations, which will decrease the frequency and severity of our clients’ worksite injuries.”

“The partnership with Physio allows us to access a very strong network of clinics throughout the United States and position dorsaVi as an important technology to allow physical therapists to tailor treatment plans for their patients,” shares Mark Heaysman, dorsaVi head of sales and operations USA, per the release.

“dorsaVi’s products are an important clinical tool to provide precise and detailed data to inform personalised treatment plans and improve injury recovery. We are also exploring opportunities to partner our ViSafe product to support Physio’s large volume of workers’ compensation patients,” he adds.

dorsaVi is based in Melbourne, Australia.

[Source: dorsaVi]