What Moves You?

DON'T LET THE THOUGHTFUL DESIGN OF OUR PRODUCTS FOOL YOU. THIS GEAR IS ALL ABOUT SCIENCE.
Since 2004, Opedix has worked in conjunction with nationally recognized orthopedic and biomechanics laboratories, testing and refining our patented Torque Reform Technology™ to help optimize the way you move. Whether you’re a physical therapist helping a patient, a coach supporting your team, an avid athlete seeking injury prevention or simply looking to get more out of life, Opedix provides scientifically engineered solutions to keep you moving.

Kinetic Health

Your body is comprised of many joints that are connected structurally and functionally in a kinetic chain.
The kinetic chain consists of myofascial (muscles and connective tissues), articular (joints), and neural (brain, sensory receptors and nerves) components. These components work together and require the sequential coordination of each joint to be properly aligned, stable and mobile to create a quality movement pattern. The motion produced at any joint in the kinetic chain directly affects the joints above and below it, thus dysfunction in any one component may have a direct and detrimental effect on the function of a neighboring joint.

When movement quality is compromised, athletic performance is reduced,
the rate of muscle fatigue is increased and the body is exposed to unnecessary stresses that cause the progressive destruction of your joints.

TRT

Your body's kinetic health is a measure of how well and efficiently it moves
when challenged with injuries, fatigue, fluctuating fitness levels, aging or changes in athletic activity levels. By properly supporting the linked motion of the kinetic chain, Opedix Torque Reform Technology™ improves joint function and preserves the health of your moving body. 

Take The Kinetic Health Test

TRT

Evidence

Opedix works with an elite group of scientists and medical professionals to research the sensory, mechanical and functional effects of our Kinetic Health Gear on movement quality. Investigation of dynamic alignment and neuromuscular function utilizing clinical metrics is performed in the medical office and orthopedic laboratory with the following facilities:

Research shows, Opedix Torque Reform Technology™ provides sensory, mechanical and functional benefits.

  • Core-Tec™ Shorts

    Shorts
  • Sensory

    • Enhance core proprioception (5a, 8a)
    • Enhance dynamic balance (5a, 6a)
  • Mechanical

    • Re-direct external forces (8a)
    • Reduce hip joint loading (8a)
    • Improve pelvis alignment (7a)
    • Reduce peak external force (6a)
  • Functional

    • Increase/Decrease Muscle Output (7a)
  • Knee-Tec™ Tights

    Tights
  • Sensory

    • Improve Dynamic Balance (3a)
  • Mechanical

    • Re-direct external forces (1a)
    • Reduced knee joint loading (1a, 2a)
    • Improve knee alignment (1a, 2a)
  • Functional

    • Reduce fatigue, improve recovery (4a)
    • Reduce pain (4a)
    • Reduce clinical symptoms (4a)

Rehabilitation

By redirecting external forces and increasing sensory input, Opedix Torque Reform Technology™ 
triggers a sequence of neuromechanical events to activate the kinetic chain. When used in conjunction with standard physical therapy interventions, and worn in every day life post-rehabilitation, Opedix kinetic health gear expedites recovery, by improving joint mobility and facilitating neuromuscular activity for fine tuned motion control.

Common diagnoses when application of Opedix kinetic health gear is recommended

Rehabilitation

Opedix Tights

  • Patellar Femoral Pain Syndrome
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear/Reconstruction
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Tear/Reconstruction
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Tear/Reconstruction
  • Medial or Lateral Meniscus Damage/Tear
  • Osteo-Arthtitis of the Knee
  • Total Knee Replacement

Opedix Shorts

  • Low Back Pain
  • Pelvic Instability
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Sciatica/Radiculopathy
  • Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome
  • Osteo-Arthritis of the Hip
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI)

Common interventions that can be enhanced by using Opedix Torque Reform Technology™ to rehabilitate the kinetic chain

  • Joint and Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Range of Motion Exercises
  • Massage and Stretching
  • Modalities and Taping
  • Activity Mobility Excercises
  • Strength Training
  • Neuro Re-education Techniques
  • Gait Training
  • Balance/Proprioception Exercises

Introducing Opedix into Clinical Care

  • Immediate application is recommended for sub-acute and chronic injury conditions to control clinical symptoms and prevent secondary compensations.
  • Major injuries or surgery may require exposure to the joint for manual techniques; it is recommended that Opedix kinetic health gear be introduced at week three for these conditions.
  • Opedix kinetic health should be worn not only during physcial therapy sessions, but during every day activities, post-rehabilitation to promote continued neuromuscluar retraining.
Francine Bartlett

"In my opinion, there is no other product on the market today like Opedix. Whether I am working with an elite athlete or a patient whose goal is to regain and maintain an active lifestyle, Opedix technology has delivered positive results. In fact, the performance has been so impressive that I am now recommending Opedix for nearly all low back, pelvic and lower extremity orthopedic conditions that I treat." Francine Bartlett PT, DPT, ATC

Francine Bartlett is a licensed physical therapist and NATA certified athletic trainer with a Bachelor's Degree in Sports Medicine and Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from Central Michigan University. She was awarded her Doctorate in Physical Therapy specializing in Healthcare Administration and Practice Management through Rocky Mountain University of Healthcare Professionals in Provo, Utah. She is co-owner of Excel Physical Therapy, a private orthopedic practice, and owner of Studio X, a rehab fitness studio, both located in Jackson, Wyoming. Francine specializes in orthopedic and sports physical therapy with an emphasis on the rehabilitation of athletic injuries and return to peak performance.

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