3D MOVEMENT SCANS brings new cutting-edge technology to The Physiotherapy Clinics. Using an infrared camera and advanced MOOVMENT™ software, the system produces a 3D model or avatar of your body providing accurate and detailed information of about your posture, balance and the way you move.

Assessment of posture and movement is highly complex as it involves the interplay of multiple body parts which is impossible to evaluate with the naked eye. 3D motion scans allow our Specialist Physiotherapists to move the 3D model in multiple directions allowing them to evaluate and measure complex movement patterns.

Why have a 3D scan?

9.5 million work days are lost each year in the UK due to musculoskeletal conditions, and 2.8 million people suffer from chronic back pain. Moving well is the key to wellness and a quality lifestyle. With an injury, pain or stiffness, we develop subconscious compensation strategies that shift our postural alignment and affect the way we move. Postural asymmetries can also occur from the way we sit and stand or from sporting activities that are repetitive like walking, running, cycling. An old knee or ankle injury can manifest itself years later as pain, for example in the hip, low back, shoulder or neck. Correcting these imbalances is crucial to reducing pain and moving better, standing taller, avoiding injury, recovering faster as well as fine tuning balance and performance.

Would a 3D scan help me?

3D scanning is for everyone. Athletes of all levels from weekend warriors to professionals will benefit from assessing and improving the way they move to help improve their performance and reduce the risk of injuries. People at work can sit or stand for lengthy periods causing altered postural alignment resulting in discomfort, pain or excessive stiffness. As we get older, our balance can decline increasing the risk of a fall. 3D motion scanning will identify this.

Does having a 3D scan mean I will need physiotherapy treatment?

No, and this is another reason the 3D scans are so useful. After your scan, one of our experienced physiotherapists will assess your scan, like a Radiologist will review an x-ray, and produce a report which is sent to you along with advice and recommendations. Quite often, we only recommend small changes and maybe a couple of exercises which is sufficient to put you back on track. However, some patients require a more detailed approach and require physiotherapy treatment.


What should I do next if I am thinking about having a scan?

If you would like to arrange a scan, give our admin team a call and they will arrange an appointment for you 0131 218 3000. They will also answer any questions you may have.Try our FREE 2D version from the comfort of your own home and receive a full report. You can then arrange an online video consultation with one of our experienced physiotherapists for a small fee (worldwide service) 2D SCAN LINK


Will you provide a generic programme after my scan?

No, every programme is individualised. As with our physiotherapy service, we focus on providing bespoke and individualised programmes and advice. We are all different, and no two scan results will be the same, so we will focus on what advice, treatment and exercise plan is right for you.


What is the 2D scan you offer?

2D scans are not as detailed as 3D but they can still provide some good insight to your posture, balance and movement. 2D scans can be completed from your own home using an iPhone or android equivalent. They are a great option if you live too far from our clinic (this is a worldwide service), and for a small fee we can arrange for a video consultation with one of our Specialist Physiotherapists to discuss the results and provide some great advice. You can use the link on our Moovment link website to initiate a 2D scan.

Why are 3D scans only available now?

Up until now, alternative software has not been able to provide the kind of visual models as seen with Moovment software and was too complex and expensive. Moovment 3D advanced technology produces detailed 3D images that provide a valuable insight into your posture, balance and movement which is easy to understand and scans are comparable to help monitor your progress.