Diagnosing injuries, pain, or impairments can often be a challenging puzzle. A patient's range of motion offers a solid foundation from which to begin any diagnosis and treatment plan. JTECH Medical reached out to experts in a variety of fields to find out when, how, and why they use inclinometry in their practices.

A recurring sentiment among clinicians across multiple disciplines and with a variety of goals is that range of motion is the gateway into the body's mechanics.

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JTECH Medical's devices and software make objective functional data collection easy for any discipline. From research to professional sports medicine to clinical trials, JTECH Medical's products are powerful tools for objective functional data collection and reporting.

We had the opportunity to speak with several customers who use our products for exciting research projects and integration with custom software. Below is a brief overview of their projects, software, and thoughts on how JTECH has become a part of achieving their goals.

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The physical therapy and rehabilitation fields are confronted with a grim statistic: the #1 risk factor for a future injury is a previous injury. This statistic suggests that by the time a patient walks through the door of a clinic, they are already primed for future injuries, regardless of the care they may receive. The #2 and #3 risk factors are movement asymmetry and motor control, respectively.

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As we start a new year, we often reflect on the progress we've made in the one coming to an end. Some of us may measure progress as trips to the gym, others in dollars earned, while others may keep track in more abstract measurements.

When it comes to the field of physical therapy, results are often measured by a patient's perceived changes. Am I stronger? Has the pain subsided? Can I perform functions I could not previously perform? But a patient's feelings are subjective, and can often be ambiguous, or influenced by emotions or perceptions. Objective findings become a powerful tool for a clinician in determining a patient's treatment plan and progress, while also serving as an easily understood and quantifiable value for the patient and referring parties.

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