Biomechanical Thermography Analysis: Injury Prevention, Muscle Biomechanics and Fatigue Infrared Assessments.
Postural deviations results in thermal imbalance. Thermal imbalance can cause serious damage combined with misguided physical activity and inappropriate intensity. Thermal imbalances can guide the type of exercise that may or may not to do.
The aim of this course is to implement the use of thermography for evaluation of biomechanics and muscle overloads during patient treatments. And also the thermographic identification of mechanical overload, assessment of muscle fatigue and injury prevention with thermographic biomechanical analysis.
General Principles of Thermography
1. Historical Background
2. Uses of thermography
3. Anatomic and Physiologic Thermographic Basis
– muscles thermophysiology
– human being normal pattern
4. Thermographic Postural Assessment
5. Technical aspects
– Infrared Electronic Instrumentation (cameras & software)
6. Patient and laboratory preparation
– Artifacts: instrumentation-induced and patient-induced
7. Thermographic examination – Image acquisition
8. Thermographic interpretation (postural deviations, mechanical overloads, deficits)
Infrared Imaging is a method that does not replace current radiological techniques (radiography, ultrasound, CT, MRI). Infrared Imaging will show the physiological changes in the body reflected by heat radiation from the skin.