Biodex (Isokinetics)

The Oakville Sports Medicine Centre has acquired a Biodex, which is the state of the art computerized multi-joint orthopedic testing and rehabilitation system. This system has attachments which allow us to test and train every extremity joint of the body. The apparatus works on the premise of Isokinetic exercise. This is defined as a variable resistance that is accommodating to allow maximal muscle loading throughout the full range of motion. Resistance accommodates to changes that occur in the musculoskeletal leverage system, fatigue and pain. The speed is expressed in degrees of movement per second around an axis of rotation. The Biodex measures a pure test of strength for a particular joint without postural or musculature compensation.