Foot analysis using both digital and analog technology

AIM aka anatomy in motion

A breakthrough solution for pain

Anatomy in Motion is a revolutionary approach to the problem of chronic pain. It’s designed to systematically assess your gait and map out specific problems with the way you walk.

Once corrections are made and postural balance is restored, you’ll find yourself moving with optimal efficiency and grace. Best of all, you’ll walk without pain.

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Who needs it?

Walking is more complicated than most people realize. It calls upon a number of joints, muscles and ligaments throughout the body.

Your gait is as unique and personal to you as your fingerprint. Genetics, previous injuries, your daily routine of motion, the weight of your backpack, your shoes, your office chair and a host of other factors come into play. In a sense, your distinctive gait tells the story of your journey in life.

The key role player in walking is the brain. It sends messages of discomfort or pain when you twist an ankle, overexert or wear shoes that are too tight. These distress signals tell your body that it needs to make adjustments to spare you pain or injury. Subconsciously, you pick up on the signals and change your gait to relieve the part of your body that’s in pain.

That’s all well and good until other parts of your body have to pick up the slack. The work is unevenly distributed. As some muscles shoulder a heavier burden than others, they become overtaxed. They complain, in a manner of speaking, about the increased workload. You register their complaints as pressure, tightness or pain.

You need AiM

How AiM Stops Pain

If you’re like most people, the same spots repeatedly cause all the trouble. You’ve probably felt better following treatment at the site of pain only to have another flare-up a few days later.

That’s because the problem is rarely inflammation or tissue damage at the precise site of pain. The pain is merely a symptom of trouble elsewhere. Continuing to concentrate treatment on that spot is not only an outdated method, but it’s a waste of time.

Anatomy in Motion approaches pain and dysfunction in an entirely new way. Pain can never be relieved once and for all unless it’s treated at its source. Identifying and correcting problems in the gait cycle can stop pain for good and change your life.

Taking AiM: A Different Approach The AiM approach is unlike any that have come before it. More time is taken to assess patients before diving into treatment.

Our interest in you goes far deeper than your pain. In order to find out where your body is overcompensating and throwing off your natural alignment, we’ll have to get to know you.

The first consultation is more or less a fact-finding mission. What is your health history? Have you suffered injuries in the past? When did your pain begin? How would you describe your lifestyle? How do you exercise? Which treatments have you attempted before now?

After methodically gathering detailed information about you, we’ll be able to make an informed recommendation. Treatment by trial and error seldom has an effective, permanent outcome. That’s why we take the time to thoroughly investigate and follow the clues before taking further action.

AiM and Your Body

Anatomy in motion

Fortunately, the human body is an excellent communicator. When your stomach growls, you know that you need nourishment. When your blood pressure is elevated, you know that dietary changes are in order. When you see spots before your eyes, you rush to sit down before you faint.

Pain is just one more way that your body tries to get your attention. If you’re living with recurring or chronic pain, you’d better take heed before your condition gets worse.

Possible causes of postural imbalance leading to pain include the following:

  • Previous injuries
  • Scar tissue
  • Overworked muscles
  • Structural abnormalities
  • Degenerative changes from aging
  • Improper exercise
  • The wrong shoes, a heavy handbag or anything that adversely affects walking
  • Ordinary stress
Anatomy in motion is the wave of the future for ending chronic pain.

Put Aim to Work

Over the years, influences like those listed above have changed the way you walk. An unnatural gait has become habitual. It would be set in stone if not for AiM.

After your initial consultation, which requires about two hours, sessions will include the following:

  • Foot analysis using both digital and analog technology
  • Video analysis to assess your gait and track your anatomy in motion
  • Postural, structural and biomechanical assessments
  • Soft tissue evaluation
  • AiM techniques for correcting imbalance
  • Additional techniques if necessary

Anatomy in Motion is the wave of the future for ending chronic pain. Schedule an assessment to get your gait and your life back in balance. You’ll be walking tall again in no time.

Professional associations and memberships

Dr. Kalika is currently a certified member of:


American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine


Active member of ISMST

International Society of Extra Corporeal Shockwave Therapy


Active member of GCMAS

Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society


Active member of NASS

North American Spine Society


Active member of IADMS

International Association of Dance Medicine and Science


Active member of Virtual Rehabilitation Society


Active member of ASRA

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine


American Academy

Association of Orthopedic Medicine


Active member of Interventional Orthobiologics Foundation


In this instance, an athlete was originally diagnosed with minor quadriceps muscle strain and was treated for four weeks, with unsatisfactory results. When he came to our clinic, the muscle was not healing, and the patients’ muscle tissue had already begun to atrophy.

Upon examination using MSUS, we discovered that he had a full muscle thickness tear that had been overlooked by his previous provider. To mitigate damage and promote healing, surgery should have been performed immediately after the injury occurred. Because of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment, the patient now has permanent damage that cannot be corrected.

The most important advantage of Ultrasound over MRI imaging is its ability to zero in on the symptomatic region and obtain imaging, with active participation and feedback from the patient. Using dynamic MSUS, we can see what happens when patients contract their muscles, something that cannot be done with MRI. From a diagnostic perspective, this interaction is invaluable.

Dynamic ultrasonography examination demonstrating
the full thickness tear and already occurring muscle atrophy
due to misdiagnosis and not referring the patient
to proper diagnostic workup

Demonstration of how very small muscle defect is made and revealed
to be a complete tear with muscle contraction
under diagnostic sonography (not possible with MRI)


Complete tear of rectus femoris
with large hematoma (blood)


Separation of muscle ends due to tear elicited
on dynamic sonography examination

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