Isokinetic and force plate
Isokinetic dynamometry is a method of quantitative myometry that uses hydraulic or electromagnetic instrument to impose constant velocity movement at preset angular velocities. It is employed exclusively for assessing the intensity of performance of voluntarily contracting muscles. Isokinetic device is also used for patients to check the pre and postoperative surgery results of the range of motion and muscular strength, as well as for therapeutic purpose also.
An isokinetic training routine is helpful for athletes and others overcoming injuries, as it often prevents re-injury of the muscle being worked. Isokinetic exercises are often done when an athlete is recovering from an injury because the state of the muscle will change over the course of training period.
Knee Isokinetic Testing
How it Benefits Sportspersons:
- Used as scientific devices for testing, comparing, and confirming injured or treated body parts.
- Assessment and rehabilitation of most joints in the upper and lower limbs.
- These devices are regularly used in osteoarticular disorders or in the framework of sports training programs.
- Results of an isokinetic assessment are generally expressed as the peak torque value developed by the tested muscle group.
- It is also possible to evaluate the work provided by the same muscle group and the power developed at the joint.
- After an isokinetic assessment, the isokinetic training protocols are generally described in terms of the modes of muscle concentric or eccentric contraction, value of imposed angular velocity, and number of repetitions.
- Isokinetic devices allow individuals to exert as much force and angular movement as they can generate to a predetermined velocity.
- A muscle group may be exercised to its maximum potential throughout a joint’s entire range of motion.
- Provides a safer alternative to other exercise modalities during the process of rehabilitation.
- Isokinetic velocities are usually proposed for the concentric mode range from 0°/sec to 300°/sec.
- In the number of repetitions, the number for low speeds does not exceed 5 repetitions due to the fatigue induced in trained muscles.
Performance Enhancement & Return to Sports:
- Estimate the Quadriceps: Hamstring Ratio
- Pre Rehabilitation and Post Rehabilitation comparison as well as Contralateral Knee Strength comparison which plays a major role in determining the time period for Return to Sports.
- Train Eccentrically as well as concentrically.
How it Benefits Sports' persons:
- Evaluate the postural stability, the explosive force, the power, the reaction force from the ground that helps study of sports postures and movements, for diagnostics and rehabilitation.
- Measure direction, strength, reactive muscle activation time and other parameters and forces produced during specific movements of a sporting activity, like walking, running or jumping.
- Analyses motor patterns, applying kinematics to dynamics.
- Evaluate Lower Limb Anaerobic Power