Isokinetic test systems facilitate precise diagnostics relating to muscle strength and joint values. With speed remaining constant, it is possible to determine dynamic power development and to plot force curves. For more than twenty years, isokinetic multi-joint systems have successfully been employed in rehabilitation to identify functional impairment of joint mechanics as well as muscular deficits and imbalances. The results of isokinetic performance diagnostics give doctors valuable hints for further treatment.
Diagnostics and training
Orthopedic/traumatic ailments impair joint strength and cause massive deficits in the neuromuscular performance of the injured or post-op limb. Joint stability and the strength of the injured structure are often reduced as a result.
Orthopedic injuries and operations impair joint strength and give rise to deficits in neuromuscular performance. They usually impair joint stability and the strength of the injured structure. Often, nearby body parts are affected as well, necessitating a discriminating holistic diagnosis.
Isokinetic performance diagnostics is used to identify muscular deficits and determine performance. Comparative measurements of both the injured side and the uninjured, healthy side reveal neuromuscular weaknesses and imbalances. Plotted force curves give insight into impairments of joint mechanics and functionality, revealing issues that manifest when the affected limb is put in a certain position.
On the basis of the diagnosis, a therapeutic training program is drawn up to address muscle and coordination deficits in a targeted manner under medical and therapeutic supervision. The injured structure is strengthened. Pain and other issues are mitigated.
A final isokinetic test upon completion of the treatment measures determines the success of the training.