Modern Rehabilitation Equipment

Modern Rehabilitation Equipment

Rehasport Clinic is a clinic, where knowledge, experience and modern technology meet in one place. A rehabilitation process, at the highest level, is not possible without advanced measuring devices allowing an objective assessment of the patient’s condition and progress.

Biodex -a dynamometer which, among others, measures strength, power and muscular endurance in an isolated position. The test is conducted under isokinetic conditions, which means at constant speed and is fully safe  due to force being generated dynamically – the harder the patient/athlete pushes, the stronger the load, which means that there is no possibility of damage to the tissues by too much weight bearing.

The obtained results allow us to assess whether there is a deficit between the left and right limb, whether the values ​​are appropriate for body weight of the person, and whether the ratio of agonist to antagonist forces, or of opposing muscle function is correct. If the results are too low, there may be an increased risk of lower or upper extremity injury.

BTE Primus RS – a dynamometer which, among others, measures strength, power and muscle strength in functional movement patterns which most resemble a particular sports activity or daily activity. It is also possible to conduct tests in isolated positions.

The obtained results allow us to assess whether there is a deficit between the left and right limb, whether the values ​​are appropriate for body weight of the person and whether the ratio of agonist to antagonist forces, or of opposing muscle function is correct. If the results are too low, there may be an increased risk of lower or upper extremity injury.

GAMMA -a system of platforms enabling ground reaction forces to be assessed, namely see whether the person symmetrically bears both lower and upper limbs during selected movement patterns.

Visible asymmetries may indicate an unfinished treatment process of or subconscious avoidance of weight bearing.

Riva DELOS Postural System – a Riva concept assessment of postural strategies. By using appropriate equipment, on the basis of both dynamic and static balance assessment, Riva identifies three ways (strategies) of postural control:

  • Visual- proprioceptive Control – the subtlest and most precise way to control posture, mostly based on a subconscious component of deep sensation. The visual system is to create more movement. The patient stands on one leg, on an unstable platform with absolute freedom of his/her hands held on the back of the torso. Balance is only kept by very fast for small amplitude movements in the ankle joint. The vestibular system, in this situation, is inactive and does not interfere with the subtle, complex motor behavior based on the signals of the other two information systems.
  • Impaired visual-proprioceptive control of the upper limbs compensation – is tested to maintain a vertical posture standing on one leg, on an unstable platform, keeping balance by ankle joint movements and upper limb movements, which play the role of the steer. This method is used when the visual- proprioception system is impaired. It reduces interference with the vestibular system to maintain balance of the body.
  • Vestibular Control (Rescue) – the least accurate method of postural control, based on information from the vestibular system. Is activated only in significant deviation of the head, and its fast or delayed movements. It consists of continuous movements and opposite torso, hip and upper limbs movement. Locomotor activity of the vestibular system is usually excessive in relation to the forces responsible for disturbing the balance of the body. This inadequate response does not allow balance to be maintained on an unstable platform during the test.

If the results of static and dynamic tests allow us to conclude that a person has visual-proprioceptive control impairement or vestibular control impairment, there may be an increased or significantly increased risk of injury.

FMS (Functional Movement Screen) – allows screening assessment of the quality of basic movement patterns to check:

  • functional range of motion in the joints of the lower and upper limbs, needed to perform basic physical activities ,
  • the stabilization of torso muscles and extremities,
  • neuro – muscular control and postural posture strategies

The test consists of 7 movement patterns common among different sports and also performed during many activities of daily activity. A high FMS score proves good quality of movement patterns, whereas a low score will prove weak units requiring proper training and improvement, so as not to increase the risk of future injury.