Kinesiologic Cabinet, Ulica talcev 9, SI-2000 Maribor, Slovenia, Europe
Department for physical and rehabilitation medicine
If you wish to establish your muscle force state prior to recreational or professional sports activity, you can make an appointment against payment every working day from noon until 1 p.m. on the following phone number: 02 22 86 207 or write an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Isometric dynamometric muscle force measurement in kinesiologic cabinet
In the functional diagnostics of movement capabilities of patients with damages in the locomotoric apparatus, in the Health Centre Dr. Adolf Drolc, OU Primary healthcare, Kinesiologic Cabinet, a dynamometre MYOROM (Blankenship system, Macon, Georgia, USA), supported with a software, is being used. The measurement is painless and does not affect one's health.
Muscle force evaluation
Muscle force evaluation is one of the basic starting-points when it comes to muscular function evaluation, meaning mainly movements, simple and more complex ones. Manual muscle force evaluation, which is usually more common here, offers relatively small evaluation reliability. Thus, dynamometric measurements which offer rather precise quantitative motive function evaluation are coming into effect in functional diagnostics of movement capabilities of patients suffering from locomotive apparatus troubles. Besides the basic parameter which is developed by muscular contraction and represented by muscle force it is also possible with the aid of dynamometric devices, except the relatively simple static measurements of isometric contraction (isometric dynamometry), to measure persistence and tiredness with isokinetic movements. Moreover, we can measure accelerations and velocity of the movement also in isotonic conditions; of course, such an evaluation is feasible only with the aid of modern dynamometric devices. Such functional capability evaluation systems enable better basis for planning the locomotor rehabilitation, especially kinesiotherapy, and represent a valuable helping tool and enrichment of objectivity of muscle function measurements in each department of physical medicine.
Since 1. 5. 1998, I have performed a series of dynamometric measurements of the body. On the basis of these and other results, as well as the Saunders programme (USA), I then produce an individual targeted programme of kinesiotherapy for an individual patient. This programme is monitored, supplemented, and updated as the therapy proceeds. The team consists of all; the patient, physiatrist, Mag. Sci. of kinesiology, physiotherapist, and nurse.
In a short time, we have come to the results that support our endeavours and necessity of using such an approach to dealing with the problem. We are constantly monitoring and researching the results of the measurements and our experiences with the interdisciplinary work.