The Biodex machine enables diagnostic testing of one or more joints of your locomotor system. The measuring results show us the power relation between single muscular groups defined by constant angular speed (degrees/sec.). The correct relation of muscular power of a particular joint is the basic precondition for the normal joint activity. The higher the disproportion in particular muscle groups, the higher is the probability for lesion and injury of muscular and bone-and-joint system, which are under their control. We can measure muscular power of all joints (knee, shoulder, ankle etc.).
Beside measuring, the isokinetic machine makes it possible to perform workout. None of the forms of workout known sofar have such a powerful impact on muscular power, as does kinetic workout, because it is the only excercise that burdens equally your muscle during the complete movement amplitude. That is why is the workout on isokinetic machines applied to increase the muscular power and remove the lack of balance, which are detected during measuring.
Isokinetics is a concept which was developed in the 60s in the USA. It gives us the opportunity to measure the strength of your muscles in a completely safe way. For a long time isokinetic measurements were only intended for professional athletes in recovery, and today they are done in a recreational population across all age groups.
At Biodex diagnostic centre we use the Biodex System Pro 3, an isokinetic device which is renowned for being one of the most sophisticated machines in the world. The System Pro 3 offers several modes of operation.
The Isokinetic mode provides muscular overload through the entire range of motion.
The Isotonic mode allows velocity to vary while providing inertia-free constant force and concentric or eccentric muscular contractions.
The Isometric mode aims to train the muscle groups against an opposing force of resistance during which no appreciable joint movement takes place.
The Passive mode is a multi-function modality which allows for safe exercise while combining isometric, concentric and eccentric contractions.
The Reactive eccentric mode is for sub-maximal neuromuscular re-education.
The Biodex Balance System has been designed to meet the needs of everyone looking to improve balance, increase agility, develop muscle tone and treat a wide variety of pathologies. Balance System allows testing and training in both static and dynamic formats. Using this unique device, the therapist can assess neuromuscular control by quantifying the ability to maintain dynamic bilateral and unilateral postural stability on a static or unstable surface.
The device can also be used to identify candidates predisposed to injury and in rehabilitation it is used to activate core stabilizers, which are essential in preventing injury.
The Gait Trainer 2™ is the only treadmill with an instrumented deck that monitors and records step length, step speed and right to left time distribution (step symmetry). Gait analysis data can be used for rehabilitation purposes and allow evaluation of running and walking abnormalities among athletes and recreational sportspeople. Clients are motivated by the real-time audio and visual biofeedback. They are prompted into proper gait patterns; step length, step speed and step symmetry. The Gait Trainer 2 enables you to use uphill or downhill walking and jogging function to emphasize specific muscle groups or movements.
The measurement results are analysed by kinesiology specialists with Ana-Marija Jagodić Rukavina, M. A. head of the team. Check the condition of your muscular system. After the measurements are completed, our team of experts will give you tips on how to properly work out. We are going to pinpoint which muscle groups you need to strengthen and what exercises are best suited for your current physical condition, be it isokinetic exercises on Biodex system 3 Pro (the best in case of notable muscle imbalances in your knee, ankle, shoulder or hip) or workout in our studio with Body instructors using special machines and tools for good and completely safe exercise. It is possible to track improvements in your muscle-joint system through regular testing.
Biodex Diagnostic Centre
Jurkovićeva 19, Zagreb
Tel: 01 4621 455
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