Biomechanical Movement Assessments
By Dr. Steve Politis, DPT, FAFS, FAAOMPT3D MAPS (Movement Analysis Performance System)
Our Biomechanical Movement Assessments (BMA) utilize 3D MAPS, Movement Analysis Performance System. This injury-prevention screening, and movement analysis examines the entire body and its abilities for Mobility and Stability in all 3 planes of movement. This 30 minute BMA evaluates all body complexes: foot/ankle, knee, hip/pelvis, lumbar, thoracic, cervical spines, and shoulder girdles for their ability to move through 3 dimensional space.
This assessment is appropriate for performance athletes as well as the general population as it evaluates the quality, control, and fluidity of movement relative to our ability to function throughout life's activities and all sports. Identify asymmetries, imbalances, weaknesses, and motor control deficits that contribute to injuries in the past, current injuries, and potential future injuries. Through proper assessment and prescriptive exercise programming injuries can be prevented, healed, and rehabilitated to maximize performance and so you can live with more Vitality. Our BMA may also identify areas that would benefit from more in-depth evaluation by a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
30 min / $80
Dr. Steve Politis
Dr. Steve Politis is a Functional Manual Orthopedic, and Sports Physical Therapist. He graduated from UCSB with a BS in Biopsychology, and went on to complete his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Arizona School of Health Sciences. He holds two post graduate Fellowships in Applied Functional Science, and Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. His professional focus is on the biomechanics of the human body, and the kinetic chain linking the body together as an integrated system, with an understanding that every person is a unique individual. Dr. Politis provides physical therapy services through Arthrokinetic Institute (AKI) located upstairs at Physical Focus, as well as developing his own business, Steve Politis, DPT. He believes that everybody is an athlete within the sport of life, and enjoys working with them all. He and his wife spend their time soaking up all the outdoor lifestyle adventures they can manage here in fabulous Santa Barbara.
Certifications/Licenses Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS), Fellow of American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT), Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Physical Therapy Appointments: Contact Jasmine at (805) 270-3004 for scheduling and pricing