On the basis of extensive research work for the last couple of months we are now honored to provide new services in the field of knee assessment, low back evaluation and force transmission through joins. The research work was conducted by renown experts in the field of physiotherapy and data analysis, Stef Harley . His work has been financed by European Social Fund and Slovenian Ministry of Economic Development and Technology
KNEE FUNCTIONAL SYMMETRY ASSESSMENT
Upper legs consist of two opposing or antagonistic muscle groups – hamstrings and quadriceps. Together they move knee and hip joints and stabilize the knee. The knee is designed to work with everything working in perfect harmony, but when muscle balance is disrupted, undue stress is placed on the joint. In most sports hamstrings tend to be underdeveloped and weaker than quadriceps.
CONSEQUENCES OF BAD FUNCTIONAL KNEE SYMMETRY:
- Increased risk for an injury
- Hamstring tear
- ACL damage
- Cartilage damage
- Lower movement efficiency
- Lower movement economy
ANATOMY AND FUNCTION
The biceps femoris, semitendinosus and semimembranosus muscles make up the hamstrings and are located on the back of the thigh. Front thigh muscles, or quadriceps, are the rectus femoris, vastus medialis, vastus intermedius and vastus lateralis. Hamstrings extend the hip and flex the knee, whereas the quadricepses flex the hip and extend the knee. Both muscle groups stabilize the knee, especially during dynamic activities.
TMG 100 system is used for assessment of Vastus medialis (VM), Vastus lateralis (VL), Rectus femoris (RF) and Biceps femoris (BF) contractile properties.
LOW BACK MUSCLES FUNCTIONALITY EVALUATION
Muscle functionality is defined as combination of of left and right muscle (erector spinae) symmetry, amplitude of muscle response and muscle fatigue. With this measurement we evaluate symmetry (contraction time, relaxation time), amplitude (displacement) and fatique of erector spinae muscles.
HOW IT WORKS?
Measurement accurately measure muscle contraction time, relaxation time and displacement that are indicators for symmetry and fatigue.
Muscle response is compared to muscle on the other side (left-right) and to reference response. We observe if the measured muscle is within acceptable range of reference values.
Every measured parameter is indicator for different type of muscle properties. With this measurement we can predict and estimate long and short term low back problems as hernia, spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, etc.
FORCE TRANSMISSION THROUGH KNEE JOINT
Mechanical properties of the Muscle-tendon complex (MTC) are an important element of human performance study. We measure vastus medialis, vastus lateralis, quadriceps tendon and patellar tendon during squatting.
HOW IT WORKS?
We accurately measure force transmitted through knee joint with tension of quadriceps muscles, quadriceps and patellar tendon in squatting.
Using muscle contraction (MC) method and sensor in our measurement, we focus on force transmission from the quadriceps muscles and tendon to the patellar tendon and ensuing reaction force transmitted to the tibia. We measure knee torque and compare it to MC signals.
A primary aim in training and rehabilitation is gaining balanced and simultaneous muscle and tendon adaptation.
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