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. Runners and joggers who experience shin splints, stress fractures, ligament pain and other foot, ankle and knee concerns will benefit from a Gait Analysis evaluation. Gait Analysis evaluations 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.
EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies
An electromyogram (EMG) is a medical test performed to measure the electrical activity of muscles in the body. Nerve conduction studies measure how well and how fast nerves send electrical signals to the muscles. EMG and nerve conduction studies are often done together to provide more in-depth information to the physician.