• Jesse Heaton

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Jesse's Bio:
    I graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and am now in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program here at CSS. I played on the baseball team at CSS for four years. I was also a statistics tutor and currently work as personal care assistant in Duluth. I love the outdoors, hunting fishing, hiking, etc. While being at St. Scholastica I have noticed the “family” atmosphere and I am truly enjoying every second of it.

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3D Motor Lab Gait Analysis

One of the great assets to the Physical Therpay department is it’s motor behavior lab. It is a very high tec and expensive lab with over a dozen high speed camera’s, sensors, and software galore. This summer we were fortunate enough as first year PT students to get some experience in the lab.

As you can see from the photo below I was decorated like a Christmas tree with body markers (on specific body landmarks) for the computer to formulate a skeleton model (as seen below). Along with the body markers we also placed EMG (electromyography) sensors on specific muscle bellies that let the computer know when the muscle is active (contracting). The graphs on the right of the first photo are the muscle activities of specific muscles the EMG sensor picks up. Our lab also has force plates in the middle of the floor that can pick up the amount of force the body puts on the plate and when certain phases of gait occur such as initial stance, preswing, etc.

It is all very cool and interesting stuff for aspiring physical therapists. The motor lab and great professors is just another reason the CSS DPT program is one to apply to!

 

The software used in our motor lab is pretty high tec but analyzes some very cool things about a subject's gait.

The software used in our motor lab is pretty high tec but analyzes some very cool things about a subject’s gait.

The girls in my lab were trying to get me to pose before my gait analysis. I'm not much of a model.

The girls in my lab were trying to get me to pose before my gait analysis. I’m not much of a model.

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