Isokinetic Strength Testing
Isokinetic strength tests assess variable resistance to a movement at a constant speed, with the assistance of specialized equipment. At Four Points Physical Therapy, we utilize the Humac Norm equipment to measure muscle strength and identify potentially harmful weaknesses. The theory behind isokinetic testing is muscle movement isolation. By isolating the muscle groups and testing how much they can handle, our physical therapists can identify strength impairments, how those impairments impact your function. These tests are particularly important in determining when athletes are ready to return to sport.