Performance EdgePerformance Edge Program in Wasilla, Alaska
Performance Edge is a clinical performance analysis laboratory with the technological capabilities to identify, diagnose and correct movement disorders. Performance Edge is the only program in Alaska that offers advanced testing of human movement and performance with high-speed video, wireless EMG and an instrumented treadmill. Our clinicians are experienced with identifying the barriers to achieving optimum movement and high performance necessary to excel at any work, sport and recreation.
Performance Edge Services
Walking safely is critical to maintain independence. A simple slip or fall can lead to serious injury. Performance Edge offers Gait Evaluation as the fundamental program to identify impaired movement and limited coordination or balance. The analysis of gait involves the use of an advanced technological analysis which will give our team vital information to offer corrective strategies involving exercise and skills training.
Running is an excellent way to pursue health and wellness. Unfortunately, running injuries are far too common. Performance Edge offers Running Evaluation for novice and elite runners with differing styles (barefoot, natural, traditional). Our goal is not to change your style but improve performance and reduce the risk for injury. The analysis of running involves the use of an advanced technological analysis which will give our team vital information on shock absorption, joint stability and efficiency
Sports participation requires muscle strength, balance and mobility to achieve athletic goals without risk of injury. Performance Edge offers Sports Evaluation to assess athletes from any type of sports. This is an excellent program for preparation to return to sports after injury or surgery. The Sports evaluation involves either a gait or running evaluation and a protocol of six sport-specific tests. The analysis of sports brings all of the technological tools to the evaluation. Our team will review findings relevant to stability, balance, acceleration and control allowing us to pinpoint movement disorders and impaired performance which could lead to injury or impair sports participation.
Zebris – FDM Treadmill
Northern Edge is the only clinic in Alaska to assess movement and performance with the most advanced tools. The Force Distribution Measurement (FDM) treadmill uses real-time pressure distribution data to create a map of the client’s foot print as it comes in contact with the ground. Our clinicians can interpret the data in order to identify deficits in balance and irregularities in the pressure path through the foot with tasks that involve standing, walking or running.
Northern Edge is the only clinic in Alaska to assess movement and performance with the most advanced tools. Electromyography (EMG) is the measured electrical activity of muscle tissue – to quantify physical movement patterns and the specific muscles involved during activation. We use this advanced technology to objectify how the muscles are working as a person walks, runs, squats, kicks, throws or rides a bicycle. This information is the most accurate tool to identify functional limitations caused by impaired muscle activation patterns. The EMG offers a unique training opportunity with the use of feedback in real-time to help clients improve motor control and actively correct compensation patterns or kinetic chain disruptions.
Video Motion Analysis
Northern Edge is the only clinic in Alaska to assess movement and performance with the most advanced tools. High-speed and definition camera technology offers us the opportunity to accurately record a client’s joint angles in real-time. Video analysis is a proven method for analyzing a variety of tasks to make recommendations on correcting movement strategies and improving performance.