Sports Science & Recovery

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Sports Science & Recovery

The Institute's fully-functional recovery programs and therapy clinic specialize in athletic injury prevention and treatment programs in a professional, motivating and sports-oriented environment. The convenience of providing training and therapy in the same location makes an efficient transition from rehabilitation back to training and can help athletes continue performing at an optimal level. 

We are committed to helping you perform at the highest level. 

 

CURRENT SERVICES INCLUDE

  •  Free Injury Screening

  • DARI Motion Lab
  • Therapeutic Modalities
  • Manual Therapy & Massage Therapy
  •  Custom Rehab Programs
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • Athletic Rehabilitation
  • Footbeat
  • Musclesound

OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE

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Normatec pulse - recovery sTarts Here

A leader in rapid recovery technology - NormaTec is used by elite and professional athletes across the world. Endurance athletes, functional fitness, college and professional athletes - from football and basketball to hockey.  Coaches and trainers rely on NormaTec recovery for athletes who train hard and need to stay in optimal shape.

The technology is designed to help athletes in all sports recover from intense training more quickly by promoting circulation and decreasing muscle soreness and inflammation  NormaTec works by applying dynamic compression.  The movement of air through the sleeves, results in a massage to the limbs that helps to move fluid and speed recovery.  The Institute has dynamic compression sleeves for the legs, hips, shoulders and arms.  We offer this service to any of our clients after an intense training session.

 


DARI - 3D Motion Lab

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DARI—Dynamic Athletics Research Institute

The Panorama Wellness and Sports Institute is proud to introduce its new state-of-the-art motion capture and analytics system, DARI. DARI was created to capture the most precise individual motion data in less than 10 minutes; this data has endless applications in training, injury rehabilitation, and injury prevention.

Why DARI?

Our bodies are designed to adapt and compensate, this is how we grow stronger through training. However, if done improperly, each adaptation may mean that the body becomes more prone to an injury, more asymmetrical, or that more weaknesses are created because one part of the body is being favored. By using DARI, we can check each of these areas that make the body vulnerable and get a baseline to check progress in how training is affecting the body and adjust accordingly.

This real-time analysis of your movement will allow our coaches, therapists, and doctors to create scientifically customized exercise and rehabilitation planning optimized for your health, wellness and fitness.

What is DARI?

The DARI system consists of eight high-speed cameras which capture the details of body movement as each subject moves through 19 tests. Each DARI scan captures the movements of your body down to less than a millimeter of movement creating, with pinpoint accuracy, a report which identifies imbalances, asymmetries, weaknesses, and how your body creates force. Every movement is then analyzed for different movement patterns to generate a report which leads to a custom plan for you.

The DARI system has been used in the NFL, NHL, MLB, MLS, and for Olympic and collegiate athletes to give trainers an objective view of training and its effects throughout the season.
The benefits of DARI come in the form of:

  • -       Improving body movement
  • -       Rehabilitating injuries quicker
  • -       Optimizing and enhancing the effects total body training
  • -       Aiding the prevention of new injury and re-injury

Sport science is no longer reserved for only professional athletes!

If you are interested in getting a DARI scan, please call (720-330-4898) to schedule an appointment!


MuscleSound

MuscleSound is a non-invasive, quick and easy, ultrasound-based muscle health assessment which provides two major muscle health indicators: body composition (body fat and lean body mass) and muscle fuel levels (glycogen).  There has yet to be a non-invasive measurement of these indicators as accurate and timely as MuscleSound. 

In the assessment for Muscle Fuel, 14 key muscle indicators look at the muscle health of all major muscles, but also determines imbalances between the left and right sides of the body. This can be used as an early warning of readiness for an event, as well as to assess recovery progress in particular rehabilitation situations.

In the assessment for Body Composition, seven body sites are used to assess percent body fat and percent muscle mass. The system also provides a breakdown of fat thickness at individual sites, as well as a comprehensive tracking of change over time in these locations. 



FOOTBEAT

"It's like a heart for your foot." With a small, yet powerful technology that fits in the insole of the Footbeat shoe and creates pressure in the arch of the foot, FootBeat is able to provide circulation benefits for both health and athletic training.  Time of use will vary for each individual and results sought, but all you need to do is sit or lay back comfortably with the FootBeat shoe on, hit the wireless button, and start the beat!

One of the greatest results from using FootBeat is pain relief.  This works through the pressure on the arch of the foot increasing the blood velocity by
four times. The body responds by releasing chemicals which relieves pain, promotes healing, and gets you back on your feet.  For athletes, the circulation created by this pressure is clinically proven to improve performance, recover faster, and train harder by creating healthy blood flow and returning the body to normal lactic levels.

Footbeat is wireless (no cords needed) so it is easy for travel too!


Chiropractic Care at The Institute

Through Panorama’s chiropractic services, we offer some of the state’s most prestigious chiropractic care. Dr. Shawn Caldwell has many years of experience in serving the Denver Metro Area and some of its most elite and  renowned athletes.

Dr. Shawn Caldwell, a native of Colorado, first began his practice in Wheat Ridge over 25 years ago. He continues to build and expand practice. He has served as the Official Team Chiropractor for the Colorado Rockies for the past 18 years, the Denver Nuggets since2016 and the Denver Broncos for 13 years. Since opening his first practice in Wheat Ridge, Dr. Caldwell has also founded the Neuraperformance Brain Center in Denver focused on providing post-concussion care and recovery systems for people and athletes of all ages and Denver Sports Recovery focused on helping athletes perform at their peak levels through providing a variety of recovery services. Dr. Caldwell sees patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 - 2 pm in the Physical Therapy offices at The Institute.


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MAT - Muscle Activation Technique

MAT is an assessment of range of motion to pinpoint areas in the body where muscle weaknesses may lie. MAT addresses whether muscles can contract by utilizing range of motion assessments, clinical kinesiology strength testing (also called isolated muscle strength testing), and a palpation technique unique to MAT to reinitiate a conversation between the muscles and the brain. This conversation can be impaired due to stress, trauma, and/or overuse.

MAT’s purpose and contribution to the therapeutic world is to restore stability and mobility to every joint in the body. Muscle Activation Techniques accomplishes this through focusing on neuro-muscular communication and fine tuning the body to effectively activate muscles so a client can be free of pain, discomfort, and limitation