“Boots” – A Kinoped Story
A Functional Approach
Functional Rehabilitation and Exercise is based on the concept that if you want to get better at something, you practice that activity. In other words, don’t throw a football to get better at shooting a basketball, don’t ice skate to improve your running speed, and don’t ride a bike or perform squats to run faster or jump higher during a game. Those activities may accomplish a variety of athletic objectives, but do not represent a functional approach to improving ambulatory performance, especially when it comes to injury prevention or recovery.
The Kinoped is the first system capable of replicating infinite ambulatory environments and functional motion patterns with variable resistance on all planes, allowing for exercises that replicate the ground reaction force vectors experienced during ambulation in order to create moments of force that initiate functional kinetic chains.
The Picture of Ambulatory Health
The Kinoped will provide the most comprehensive and complete snapshot of ambulatory performance ever devised. Each exercise program will commence with a series of 3D on-screen motion patterns the user follows with their foot, in a unique test of their strength, speed and control. These patterns will allow us to measure all lower extremity muscle groups and kinetic chains, and to identify ROM, proprioception, strength, and control issues.
We will use this data to create a visual snapshot of ambulatory health and fitness. Repeated prior to every session, these snapshots can provide a comprehensive analysis of ambulatory health over the course of a season, career, and lifetime, and will allow us to tailor exercise regimens that are designed to develop and maintain optimal ambulatory health and fitness.
The Ambulatory Spectrum
The ambulatory expectations of an 80-year-old recovering from a hip replacement procedure are very different from those of a 26-year-old professional athlete intent on improving their athletic performance, but the same bio-mechanical truths exist for both. The Kinoped was designed to comprehensively address all of the critical bio-mechanical elements of ambulation necessary to maximize ambulatory performance, something no other exercise or mobility system or protocol can accomplish.