The Butterfly Method is the signature assessment protocol of the NeckSmart solution. NeckSmart measures the patient’s ability to use head-neck movements to track a moving target following an unpredictable trajectory.
The healthcare professional may thereby detect abnormalities in neck movements, which may be the cause of chronic neck pain. The Butterfly Method is based on 15 years of clinical research and is patented in Europe, North America, and Australia.
Sincerity of effort versus feigned movement control of the cervical spine in asymptomatic people and patients with whiplash associated disorders, grades I–II.
Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 2015.
The long-term course of deficient cervical kinaesthesia following a whiplash injury has a tendency to seek a physiological homeostasis. A prospective study.
Manual Therapy 2016.
Database of movement control in the cervical spine. Reference normal of 182 asymptomatic person.
Manual Therapy 2013.
Two different courses of impaired cervical kinesthesia following a whiplash injury: A one-year prospective study.
Manual Therapy 2012.
Detecting fraudulent whiplash claims by support vector machines.
Biomedical Signal Processing and Control 2010
“The Fly” – A new clinical assessment and treatment method for deficits of movement control in the cervical spine: reliability and validity.
A new clinical test for cervicocephalic kinesthetic sensibility: “The FLY”.
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2004
More accurate than conventional non-digital methods
Secure web-based platform
Engineered with focus on usability
Enables objective assessment of neck impairment
Clinical tests for assessing:
- Range of motion
- Joint repositioning error
- Movement control (Butterfly Method)
Auto-generated reports for interpreting measurements and progress tracking
Basis for clinicians to establish personalized rehabilitation plans
Train in clinic or at home
Remote progress and adherence monitoring