The AMI has significantly impacted the way I advance an athlete in a protocol or make return-to-sport recommendations. The objective data allows me give an athlete detailed information based on validated research, while also using video feedback to enhance the learning effect. The report has allowed us to more closely partner with orthopedic surgeons, who are learning how valuable the data can be as they make recommendations to athletes and their families. Not only can the test validate the need to continue rehabilitation, but it guides us towards the specific movement faults that are most responsible for compensatory behaviors. Being able to tell a parent that a big decision like return-to-sport will be based off of how their son or daughter actually moves rather than how we think he or she moves is extremely powerful.
Time and again we have tested athletes who have completed therapy somewhere else, and yet show massive deficits during their performance on the AMI. This is a tool that has immense potential to differentiate us from other PT clinics a family could choose.