What is an isokinetics assessment?
Isokinetics assessments are performed to assess muscle strength and function using something called a Biodex isokinetic dynamometer.
An assessment involves isolating the muscle of interest and performing maximal muscle contractions. An example of this would be kicking followed by pulling back with your leg while in a seated position.
The data from this assessment can be used to determine how strong the muscle is, and how it functions when working in isolation. This is typically used to monitor rehab progress, screen for injury risk, or identify performance limitations.
What to expect from your session
Before the isokinetics assessment you’ll do a thorough warm up. The equipment is then setup and adjusted to account for your individual measurements. An additional warm up is then performed on the equipment to allow you to become familiar with the testing and then the assessment will begin.
The assessment takes around 1–1.5 hours to complete, which varies depending on the assessment and your capabilities.
You’ll receive the complete set of data on the day and key findings will be discussed straight after the assessment.
What to bring
You’ll need to wear appropriate sports kit to perform exercise (e.g. shorts, t-shirt and trainers)
Bring any medication that may be needed due to allergies or exercise (e.g. EpiPen or inhaler).