BOF (Biomechanical Functional Assessment)
In Rehasport Clinic, we have developed a unique method of assessing functional ability of athletes, based on the latest achievements of science and by use of the latest rehabilitation equipment.
Biomechanical Functional Assessment (BOF) is a diversified series of tests and measurements, allowing for an objective assessment of parameters, such as muscular strength and endurance, the level of proprioception (called proprioception) or the correctness of exercise movement patterns . Athletes should be regularly subjected to biomechanical assessment , which allows to monitor progress and monitor health risks. What’s more, based on comprehensive diagnostics, we can accurately locate and eliminate the each patient’s individual weak components. Thanks to such tests, training can be more efficient, safe and comfortable for the althlete.
Components of biomechanical assessment:
- Form – an interview and physical examination performed by a doctor specializing in orthopedics and traumatology;
- Propriometr (electronic goniometer) – an advanced, accurate and objective way to evaluate the sensation of movement and sensation of the joint/limb position out of space.
- Functional Movement Screen (FMS ) – a physiotherapy study, through which we can assess the quality of basic movement patterns. The aim of the study is a comprehensive assessment of the whole functional kinematic chain (legs, arms and trunk) for the detection of so-called ‘weak links’ of the patient.
- Forcemeter – assessment of a muscle or a muscle group in isometric conditions . It allows to obtain objective information about the amount of force generated by the patient’s muscle during the measurement.
- BTE Primus RS – a modern system for the evaluation and functional training; adapted to various activities of daily living – such as: throwing, jumping, walking, lifting or gripping. It allows assess muscle strength, power and endurance.
- Biodex System 3 PRO – an internationally recognized Hi-Tech rehabilitation measurement device. It assess dynamic muscle training in a variety of biomechanical conditions. Tests, among others, measure torque,strength,effort, endurance generated by the muscles responsible for the movement of the joint.
- Analog Dynamic Plantokonturography Test– a graphic image of the plantar side of the foot obtained during walking. The picture allows to specify foot positioning and force distribution of various parts of the sole of the foot while walking, running and jumping.
- DELOS Riva Test – a system that allows an objective assessment of the ability to maintain balance by the patient. Testing patient’s balance on stable ground (foot on the floor) and unstable ground (foot on a moving platform), having eyes open and closed, enables the assessment of the correctness of interaction between systems responsible for proper body control in both feet and one leg positions. It allows to specify the source of energy losses during movement patterns. This has a direct relationship with the possibility of future injury.
- Dynometric MTD Platform – allows to examine the symmetry of body work, namely assess the center of gravity of body movement from side to side during dynamic exercises performed on both legs, e.g. jumps, running.
The use the above measurement tools allows a detailed and comprehensive diagnosis of the functional state of an athlete. Consequently, test results allow training control, precise exercise adjustment of further exercises to be carried out in the preparation of a new season, and also assess the effectiveness of the techniques and methods in upcoming months.