Functional Evaluations

Functional Evaluations

An accurate diagnosis is essential to ensure that the injured athlete receives appropriate treatment and rehabilitation, and correct information related to the prognosis, in most cases the diagnosis is straightforward and already put forward by the athlete himself. However, these ‘simple’ cases might not be as simple as initially expected.

Movement Assessment

Movement Analysis Test commonly used to assess performance of healthy athletes and as a measure of progress during rehabilitation from knee injury, used to evaluated the lower limb status of athletes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) and evaluate the biomechanical components of the involved (operated) and uninvolved legs of athletes with ACLR and compare these legs with those of uninjured athletes (controls), It also helps to evaluate whether the patient is ready to return to sport training, reducing the risk of re-injury.

Single-leg vertical and horizontal hop tests are commonly used to assess performance of healthy athletes and as a measure of progress during rehabilitation. Performance during vertical and horizontal hops (jump height and jump distance, respectively) measures different aspects of hip, knee, and ankle function during the propulsive and landing phases.

Isokinetic Test

isokinetic testing is a strength test for the muscles around the knee using specific equipment. It’s used to compare the strength of the affected knee against the unaffected leg.

This test is useful if you have a knee injury, are recovering from surgery or suffering from a long-term problem with your knee. Isokinetic testing data can help to highlight weaknesses of specific muscle groups then help us to plan a patient’s rehabilitation activities and tailor your rehabilitation program.

If you’ve had an injury, surgery or are suffering from a long-term problem, you may benefit from an isokinetic test. The test allows for:

  • Safe loading through the joint range
  • Isolated measurement of muscle strength
  • Comparing results between sessions
  • Using data to plan a rehabilitation programme
  • Comparison with the opposite unaffected limb

Gait Analysis

Gait analysis is the systematic study of human motion commonly used in sports biomechanics to help athletes run more efficiently and to identify posture-related or movement-related problems in people with injuries.

Movement Analysis Test commonly used to assess performance of healthy athletes and as a measure of progress during rehabilitation from knee injury, used to evaluated the lower limb status of athletes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) and evaluate the biomechanical components of the involved (operated) and uninvolved legs of athletes with ACLR and compare these legs with those of uninjured athletes (controls), It also helps to evaluate whether the patient is ready to return to sport training, reducing the risk of re-injury.