Assessment of the lymphatic system includes an evaluation of lymph nodes at different points throughout the body. The body has tons of lymph nodes starting from the head, down the neck, trunk, arms, legs, and feet. Lymph nodes are checked for size, consistency, and tenderness. When lymph nodes start to show any swelling or tenderness, that gives an obvious sign of inflammation.
Why and When should you use Lymphatic Assessment?
A Lymphatic assessment is a great resource for those who have chronic pain or trying to improve overall health and performance. The lymphatic assessment helps determine which lymph nodes are the most tender, swollen, and built up with inflammation.
The lymphatic system acts as the body’s sewage system. It balances the level of fluids in our body but when certain lymph nodes are “backed up” and not flushing properly, levels of inflammation increase. Infinity Sports Institute provides lymphatic assessment during our Full Functional Evaluation. The assessment further helps us pinpoint areas of inflammation allowing us to develop a better plan for those that take part of the High-Performance Pain Management program.
The lymphatic system is an essential component to get your body functioning at an optimal level. A dysfunctional lymphatic system really hinders the body’s immune system and its ability to transport fluid throughout the body. Having the assessment as part of our Full Functional Evaluation and using the proper techniques to manipulate the lymphatic system has really enhanced our client’s performance, recovery, and overall well-being.
If you have been having chronic pain, our High-Performance Pain Management program is for you! Call us today at 786-591-7586 to schedule your Full Functional Evaluation.
The ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-CEP), formerly known as ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-RCEP), is a health professional that has either a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in exercise science or a master’s degree in clinical exercise physiology. In addition, they are required to complete hundreds of hours of hands-on clinical experience to receive the certification.
ACSM-CEPs® are qualified to work with those that have chronic diseases or conditions (but are not limited to working with this demographic). The most common chronic diseases in Florida include cancer (breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, prostate, and melanoma), cardiovascular disease (heart attack, heart failure, stroke, coronary heart disease), diabetes, and respiratory disease.
Why meet with an ACSM-CEP?
Getting a baseline health measurement
ACSM-CEP’s are committed to improving the overall health and quality of life of patients by using a combination of fitness-related consulting, assessments and programmed training to guide the health of those with chronic health conditions in a clinical setting. If you’re interested in making a healthy and sustainable change to your life, they can help you reach your goals by building a customized plan based around you. The first step is understanding how your daily habits contributed to your current disease(s). Patients complete questionnaires or interviews that detail their health history. Then they undergo an assessment that acts as a baseline for the training programming.
2) Building a personalized protocol
Based on what ACSM-CEP’s learn about their patient, they build a plan of attack for improving that person’s health. These goals do not have to be a specific number or target. Instead, they are often qualified by that person’s improved and sustained quality of life. ACSM-CEPs help to increase the likelihood of long-term physical, mental, and social aspects of a patient’s life through health and fitness education, lifestyle change, rehabilitation strategies, as well as preventative measures.
3) Only the best
The ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist® certification has very demanding standards in the health/fitness industry and characterizes the gold standard of the clinical exercise profession. At Infinity Sports Institute, we carefully vet our team members to provide you access healthcare professionals with one of the highest certifications. This way, all you have to do is focus on becoming better.
You deserve the best! It’s not enough just to go to a gym and sweat. Work with a professional who can build you an exercise program based on where you are today and where you want to be.
ACSM-CEP’s work with a number of different populations but a majority of their time is spent in a clinical setting. If you have a chronic disease, they can help you fight the fight against chronic diseases and conditions with exercise and lifestyle behavior change strategies.
It may feel like just another workout, but ACSM-CEPS provide a unique skill in understanding the potential and limitations of those with chronic conditions. When dealing with populations coming from a clinical environment, ACSM-CEP’s become a valuable resource.
Are you ready?
Don’t postpone feeling better. Book your appointment with an ACSM-CEP at Infinity Sports Institute. Let’s get you on the road to better health today! Call (786) 591-7586 or email us at email@example.com.
Biomechanics play an important role in health, wellness, workplace health and safety, performance and research of the body. You might be asking, what are “biomechanics”? Well, biomechanics is the study of the mechanical laws relating to the movement or structure of living organisms.
As an active individual whether you’re an athlete, weekend warrior, fitness enthusiast, or your job is physically demanding; the study of your biomechanics can help solve issues that may or have already caused injury or pain.
What is DARI Motion
DARI Motion is a markerless motion capture system used to acquire the most precise, accurate and comprehensive biomechanics data in the industry.
Due to its industry leading precision and accuracy the DARI Motion is able to track changes over time with sub-millimeter accuracy. This provides us with accurate information needed to make immediate, informed decisions to adjust and guarantee each rehab, performance or recovery program is meeting your exact needs and our expectations.
The Dari Motion Tracks:
21 bone segments, nine joints, with six-degrees of freedom
Kinematics and kinetics in all planes
Range of motion
Internal/external rotation at the hip
Anterior/posterior coronal deviation
Neuromuscular engagement, center of mass sway in all planes
All joints in space
DARI’s patented, 3rd-party validated kinetic capture collects kinetics without force plates. That means DARI can measure joint torques, ground reaction forces, and other force measurements without restricting the subject’s natural movement.
Why We Chose DARI Motion
Dari Motion is the Gold Standard and the most advanced, precise and accurate motion capture system. In order for us at Infinity Sports Institute to provide our athletes, patients, clients and members with the remarkable care, programs and outcomes we require industry leading technology and data.
The DARI Motion can be found at The Infinity Sports Institute Sports Science Lab, the only Sports Science Lab available to the public outside a University setting, in South Florida.
DARI Motion Accuracy
Most other markerless systems use a single consumer-grade depth camera originally developed for console gaming. These lack accuracy, capture a limited amount of the body, and can’t capture explosive, high-speed motions at their native 30 hz framerate.
Traditional motion labs require manual application of reflective markers on the body, causing up to 20% marker-placement error between sessions. Marker-based systems can not accurately track biomechanical data over time.
DARI uses eight high-speed cameras placed around the subject and a state-of-the-art computer-vision engine to collect whole-body data–including the fastest motions.
DARI Motion Speed
Marker-based motion analysis requires up to 45 minutes of marker placement for every session. Traditional marker-based analysis of a single human motion requires days of intensive data compiling and error-correction. By the time the data has been processed, the window of application will have passed. Therefor we will not have the chance to make accurate decisions on time.
The DARI Motion has zero markers and zero set up time. A complete body motion analysis takes under 5 minutes allowing us to scan 50 – 100 individuals per day! The DARI takes thousands of data points comprising each motion and processes them in under a second, that’s what we call FAST!
Knowledge is Potential Execution is Power
Quantification of data is useless if there is no action. The Dari Motion Provides easy-to-read reports, which our Performance and Sports Science Lab teams can explain to a 1stGrader! These reports allow us to take action steps to improving your health, performance and reducing your risk of injury. These reports include:
Muscle-mapping and injury vulnerability
Custom scoring and dynamic narratives
Data integration with other devices
Custom exercise suggestions
Single and multiple motion reports
Who should take advantage of the DARI Motion System?
The Dari Motion is used for Wellness, Workplace health, Performance and Research.
Fitness Enthusiast, Average Person
If you are trying to improve or maintain health as well as mitigate any risks for potential injury.
The DARI Motion capture platform can perform a comprehensive biomechanical analysis in as little as five minutes allowing you to efficiently screen your entire employee population for Musculoskeletal Disorder Risk and Musculoskeletal Injury Risk
Athletes and Team Organizations
DARI can collect objective, actionable biomechanical data on entire teams in a matter of hours giving athletes and training staffs the tools to transform their motion.
Optimize Movement, Avoid Injury, Track Progress. As soon as an athlete steps out of the capture space, DARI delivers an easy-to-read report with actionable insights, allowing coaches and trainers to get to work immediately
DARI’s robust motion capture allows research to be conducted on populations that are difficult to assess with traditional systems. The capture space can support implements, such as treadmills, stairs, cycles, and chairs, items that can be critical to research-specific assessments.
At Infinity Sports Institute we are dedicated in Optimizing the Human Experience by using the best of sports science, sports medicine and technology. Through the “Gold Standard” in training, recovery, physical therapy and testing we look forward to helping you reach all your goals.
I am sure you have seen a numerous amounts of athletes on TV rocking this cool looking tape on their shoulders, necks, backs and other areas. From Olympic Swimming to NBA or the NFL, athletes of all kinds are enjoying the benefits of this tape. I’m sure you’re wondering how it can help your running, right? But, before we explain how it can be used to improve your running, let’s find out what it is.
So what exactly is RockTape?
RockTape is a Kinesiology Tape preferred by many due to its high quality, pliability and great adhesive. RockTape is made from 97% Cotton 3% Nylon; with a hypo-allergenic, acrylic based adhesive that’s free of latex. This allows RockTape to outperform the competition by being stretchier and stickier.
But what is Kinesiology Tape?
Kinesiology Tape was developed in the 1970s by Dr.Kenzo Kase, from Kojimachi, Tokyo,as a way to prolong the healing effects of his treatment for his patients through the skin.
Kinesiology Tape is not like Athletic Tape. Athletic Tape is meant to be rigid, restrict motion and add support, as where Kinesiology Tape is meant to be flexible not restricting and assist in mobility, plus more!
RockTape can be used in many ways for multiple benefits.
To Relieve Pain
To Activate or De-Activate a Muscle
To Reduce Swelling
To Delay Fatigue
To Enhance Movement and Improve Posture
My run was amazing!! The tape was great I attribute he comfort of my run to the rock tape!!! You guys…. Rock!!
Mary Hussey – 2018 Miami Marathon participant
Improve your running
One of the major issues with runners is that lingering discomfort or pain. RockTape can be used to help with that knee, hip or lower back pain by altering the pain signals to the brain changing the way your body perceives the pain. It can do this by lifting the skin and decompressing the area where pain or discomfort is present (as shown in the image above).
That constant Knee pain/discomfort can actually be caused by energy leaks(click here for previous post on energy leaks) due to inefficient biomechanics. A great example of this is knee pain caused by an over-pronating foot. You can use RockTape to temporarily correct the medial collapse which can improve that knee pain/discomfort as well as improve your gait! This is done as the RockTape will provide Kinesthetic Guidance (tactile stimuli providing feedback to the brain on how to move) so you can move more efficiently. The RockTape acts as a physical cue to better enhance a movement pattern (as shown below)
Swollen Knees or Ankles?
No worries, RockTape can be used to help assist the lymphatic system by draining lymphatic fluid! This will not only help reduce swelling but it also helps with bruising!
RockTape can be used in so many different ways to help improve your running. Although the taping looks simple only a trained professional is able to determine why it’s needed, what needs to be taped and how it should be taped. The why, what and how are crucial in achieving a dramatic and positive effect.
Infinity Sports Institute is dedicated in optimizing the human experience through sports science, sports medicine and technology. We believe Physical, Mental and Social components are pillars to optimizing the human experience.
For all your performance, recovery, rehab and consultant needs, make sure to contact us!