The gold standard for muscle testing
An Isokinetic Dynamometer is a device that is used to assess and measure muscle performance through measures of torque. The device identifies weaknesses, left-to-right imbalances and same side imbalances such as quadricep to hamstring strength ratios.
Isokinetic Dynamometry testing is beneficial for a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and their rehabilitation protocols. Testing informs the approach to rehabilitation to allow a specifically tailored rehabilitation program based on areas of strength and weakness.
Who needs testing?
Isokinetic dynamometry testing is important for a wide range of injuries and conditions including, but not limited to:
ACL injury and post-reconstruction
Total knee replacement and hip replacement
General musculoskeletal injury such as hamstring, quadricep and shoulder injuries
Chronic disease such as: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cancer and cardiovascular disease
Athletic development and performance