The Biodex Dynamometer is a testing and training tool we offer here at Tensegrity. We use the Biodex to test patients’ strength to determine if the root of their pain/injury is caused by muscular imbalances.
A muscular imbalance could be from the right side of the body to the left side of the body, or it could also be from opposing muscle groups in a limb (think the strength of the quadriceps in the leg vs the strength of the hamstring). When a patient needs to be tested on the Biodex, we strap them down so that we can better isolate the muscle groups that need testing.
Isokinetic strength training provides a quantitative measure of strength. The numerical strength value can help establish a baseline and can help establish goals for symmetrical strength. If the residing issue is a muscular imbalance, this tool then allows us to be able to design a specific plan to help improve the strength imbalance issues, while also allowing the patients to see their progress over a period of time.