What is a Muscle Strength Testing Session?
We measure different characteristics of muscles or a group of muscles.
When we use the hand-held or in-line dynamometer, we can accurately measure
- Peak force (the highest force)
- How quickly it takes to get to peak force (rate of force development)
- Identify asymmetries between sides
- Muscle Endurance (rate of fatigue)
When we use the Force Plates, we can accurately measure
- Jump Strength (reactive strength)
- Jump Height
- Balance & Control
What do we use to test your Muscles strength?
We use a combination of a hand held and in-line dynamommeter and Force Plates. These are high end technology specifically for injury rehab.
Why would you need a Muscle Strength Testing Session?
Identifying weaknesses in muscles between sides is often the missing link in long term and recurring injury. Using dynamometers can accurately detect muscle strength and discrepancies between sides. Perhaps you have been doing a lot of rehab exercise but are unsure if you have gained sufficient strength?
Post-surgery patients can benefit hugely from muscle strength testing. For a safe return to play from ACL surgery or walking following a hip replacement knowing that your muscles are up to the demands that you will place on them is reassuring, it will also minimize the risk of a failed outcome.
How long does it take?
The appointment lasts up to 90 minutes.
What do I get from a Muscle Strength Testing Session?
Following your Muscle Strength Testing session, you get in depth reporting of your muscles abilities/deficiencies that were tested. These are sent to you in clear charts and graphs in pdf format. This report will guide your Chartered Physiotherapist to design a bespoke exercise rehab plan. We use an online video exercise platform for our rehab and this will be sent to you on the same day as your appointment.
How many sessions do I need?
You will require two sessions. The first is your baseline measure. We then re test in 6 weeks to measure any changes that have occurred. Your exercise rehab will be modified based upon the findings. Occasionally, clients do a third session, this is at the discretion of the client.
How much does it cost?
How do I make an appointment?
You can make an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org , calling the clinic on 083 478 1639