Sports retrofitting with DyCare Lynx
Assessing the state of an injury and following it up is vital for the athlete’s complete recovery and readjustment to the world of competition.
DyCare, aware of the importance of carrying out a correct assessment and helping the reincorporation of sports professionals, has bet the last few years on the sports sector.
Therefore, the company has been working together in the last two years with the Centre D’Alt Rendiment Esportiu in Sant Cugat and recently with the University of Vic so that it can implement the use of the Lynx system in various research projects that we will tell you about next.
What is sports rehabilitation
The objective of sports rehabilitation is to ensure that the patient or athlete returns to physical activity quickly and optimally after an injury. Professionals, in addition to assessing the performance of the athletes, and by studying the risk areas, have the function of preventing them from relapsing into the same injury or derivatives.
To this end, prevention work is carried out in the most vulnerable areas, a study of different biomechanical parameters and an analysis of proprioception to ensure better resistance of the affected area.
DyCare collaborates with sports rehabilitation centres to facilitate some of these tasks for professionals and guarantee them a patient report with objective and reliable data.
Monitoring of sports rehabilitation therapies with inertial sensors
DyCare has been collaborating for more than two years with the Centre D’Alt Rendiment Esportiu de Sant Cugat (CAR), a reference centre all over the world dedicated to the integral training of high level athletes of international scope. They use DyCare’s Lynx system in various studies of different modalities.
Through DyCare’s Lynx device, CAR is carrying out a study on the monitoring of performance optimization and mobility exercises for the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries to athletes.
Ventura Ferrer, Doctor in Biomechanics and head of the CAR Biomechanics laboratory, points out that thanks to Lynx inertial sensors, it is possible to monitor the athlete’s performance in real time during training and observe his performance in different exercises. “Various measurements and exercises are currently being carried out to assess the fatigue experienced by athletes during training sessions”, he adds.
Jordi Durán, on the other hand, a sports professional and collaborator of DyCare in the CAR, adds that he is working on the assessment of movement during the execution of certain exercises in order to quantify the angular velocity of the main joint.
“We are studying how a given neuromuscular training influences the athlete’s fatigue through different squatting and jumping tests”, explains Durán. “To carry out this analysis, Lynx sensors are indispensable”, he adds.
On the other hand, Xantal Borràs, professor in the Department of Physical Activity Sciences of the University of Vic, explains that the “system offered by DyCare allows us to take measurements quickly and with high reliability. In just a few days we have taken more than 150 measurements”.
Not only strength, flexibility or balance are fundamental aspects to assess the performance of the athlete, also speed is an essential biomechanical parameter: “To execute a movement at high speed is more important than to perform many repetitions at low speed, and therefore, training should focus on repetitions that manifest a high speed in their execution” , we are reminded from the University.
DyCare attends sports physiotherapy congresses
In order to learn about the latest trends and needs in the sector of physiotherapy and sports rehabilitation, DyCare decided to participate in a reference event for the sector: Ricardo Jauregui, CTO and co-founder, and Daniel Serra, Business Developer, attended the second edition of the Miclinicatop congress on 29, 30 and 31 March 2019.
For three days, they had the opportunity to present DyCare’s digital solutions and demonstrate the different applications of the Lynx device in sports physiotherapy. The event was an opportunity to learn about the latest advances in sports physiotherapy and musculoskeletal hand in hand with speakers from different sports disciplines recognized nationally and internationally.