Movement Analysis Test (M.A.T.)
Movement Analysis Test (M.A.T.) is a medical test performed inside the Green Room.
M.A.T. is a biomechanical evaluation test in 2 Dimension (2D), performed by physicians and created in order to predict the risk of injury for lower limb. It also helps to evaluate whether the patient is ready to return to sport practice and performance, reducing the risk of re-injury.
The test was built for the evaluation of movement patterns in patients with lower limb injuries, especially those involving the knee (for example Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture or Patellofemoral syndrome). It is also recommended for the evaluation of motor patterns in patients with hip, ankle, back and muscular issues. Furthermore it is indicated for the evaluation of healthy athletes, in order to establish a correct prevention programme.
The M.A.T. test consists in a 2D frontal and lateral evaluation of six sport specific patterns with high speed cameras and a dedicated software for the movement analysis.
During the test the patient can observe in real time, with slow motion images, the movements of its body and identify, with the help of the physician, the correct ones, improving this way the comprehension of its own movement patterns. The series of six movements is evaluated according to five objective criteria. The explanation of the test includes results with a final score. The result is considered optimal if the test score is ≥90%.
Based on the results obtained from the Movement Analysis Test (M.A.T.) the physician is able to prescribe personalized neuromotorial and neuromuscular training based sessions aimed to correct the movement dysfunction, to accelerate the rehabilitation and to reduce the risk of re-injury.