At the Sports Injury Surgery we have installed a Biodex computer muscle testing system.
This machine measures power and endurance in different muscle groups. It compares limbs in individuals to the opposite side and to normative data.
It can also work in rehab mode as an isokinetic, isometric or isotonic exercise machine.
It works particularly well in identifying muscle group weakness which is not easily assessed on clinical examination. These weaknesses are important in long-term hamstring, groin, calf and shoulder injuries.
A specific programme can then be planned which the athlete can do themselves or on the Biodex machine. Retesting will determine a return to full training.
Balance Training Unit
The Sports Injury Surgery at Coote’s Lane also has a computerised balance training unit. This machine gives an objective test of an athlete’s balance and proprioception fitness.
This is especially important when returning from knee and ankle injuries.
Balance Training includes proprioception and stabilization exercise, range of motion and weight shift exercises.
The machine will also assess the risk of falling in the elderly.