Biodex assessments of physical impairment have been proven to provide a fast and effective return to function. Based on the amount of effort supplied by the patient, the Biodex system provides an accommodating amount of resistance, allowing for safe and efficient strengthening and testing of joints without compromising the healing or surgical repair of an injury. Isokinetic testing gives physicians’ valuable information about strength deficits and muscle imbalances that may predispose a particular joint to further injury. Information obtained through the test provides physical therapists with baseline objective data to compare with follow-up testing upon completion of the rehabilitation program.
Gait analysis is used to assess, plan and treat individuals with conditions affecting their ability to walk. It is also commonly used in sports such as athletics to help athletes run more efficiently and to identify posture-related or movement-related problems in people with injuries. Athletic Orthopedics and Knee Center has the most advanced equipment for Gait Analysis. Using our orthopedic treadmill, high-speed shutter cameras, and industry-leading software our Podiatrist can analyze the way you walk or run to allow you to see all of the movements which could be leading to your discomfort or injury. Runners and joggers who experience shin splints, stress fractures, ligament pain and other foot, ankle and knee concerns will benefit from a Gait Analysis. A Gait Analysis can detect biomechanical abnormalities such as pronation, heel spurs and shin splints. Although Biomechanical abnormalities are usually caused by muscular imbalances, they can also be caused by structural problems, such as leg length discrepancies. Part of a Gait Analysis includes pressure plate gait analysis, which involves a series of pressure images taken at high speed to capture in detail a person’s characteristics of gait. This gives the clinician more information in terms of foot mechanics and will help with diagnosis and treatment and, if required, help in the design of orthotics.