DorsaVi Movement Analysis

Sensors comprising of GPS, accelerometer and gyroscope technology are placed on specific parts of the body, depending on the test and data required. The data collected measure very particular parts of movement parameters that are evaulated by the practitioner. This is used as part of the evaulation and exercise progamming process  for accurate and approriate exercise prescription per individual.

For running gait perforamnce, parameters such as ground reaction force, stride length, cadance, asymmetry, ground contact and intitial peak acceletation can be measured. This data adds significant knowledge for the practitioner in evaulating running biomechanics and therefor exercise programming.


The origin of musculoskeletal injuries and diseased states are multifactorial. Therefore many parameters need to be considered when assessing injury and disease status as well as prescribing appropriate exercises for rehabilitation. Biomechanical factors, e.g. how one loads and moves their kinetic chain through space is one such factor that is imperative to evalutate. Poor movement habits cause and / or exacerbate wear and tear on the musculoskeletal system. And joint degradation. Improvement of movement quaility not only assists the body in healing, it  improves performance.

OPSMC offers DorsaVi Movement Analysis services at its Olympic Park Campus.


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Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need a referral?

No, a referral is not required to undergo DorsaVi testing.


What do I need to bring?

Comfortable clothes to move or exercise in, such as tracksuit or running gear.


How long will the session take?

If you wish to undergo the DorsaVi testing it can be included in the initial consult of an Exercise Phsyiology consult. The participant must state this in the beginning. If a particular functional movement evaulation (e.g. the back, knee function) needs to be preformed for a reffering practitioner a 30min session may need to be booked.


Can I get a rebate?

Unfortunately rebates are not available for DorsaVi testing, however part of the consultation with the exercise physiologist may be covered by Medicare under a CDM. Please see FAQ regarding rebates for our Exercise Physiologist Service.


Is this service covered by Private Health Insurance?

Dorsa Vi is not covered however part of the consultation with the exercise physiologist may be covered by Medicare under a CDM.


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