What is Isokinetics? | Physiotherapy


Overview of isokinetics

Since its establishment 10 years ago, our centre has been equipped with an isokinetic dynamometer, which allows for muscle assessment as well as rehabilitation sessions with the use of “isokinetics”.

Isokinetics is an innovative system that has already been reinforced at the boundaries between different fields: rehabilitation, sports medicine, trauma therapy … and its contribution has been confirmed by numerous studies in recent years.

Muscular evaluation:

On the one hand, it allows for an objective quantitative and qualitative assessment of muscle function. Osteoarthritis that is caused or maintained by muscle imbalances, which cannot be detected through tests or other diagnostic tests, can thus be confirmed.

Isokinetic rehabilitation:

This is a specific business that is quantitatively and qualitatively controlled and in a completely safe environment.

Preventive role:

Certain muscle imbalances lead to serious injuries to the locomotor system, and isotropic properties allow us to detect and correct these risk conditions.


The isometric dynamometer allows us to evaluate and work with different anatomical areas. The joint that we have the most experience with is the knee. The benefit of isokinetic is clear in injury rehabilitation, but we can also benefit from chronic tendinitis and even knee osteoarthritis.

The shoulder joint is another significant joint that can profit from the commitments. However, in reality, the device has high adaptability and also allows us to evaluate and rehabilitate other joints (elbow, wrist, ankle).

Since there is no further doubt about the effect of isometric exercise on peripheral joints, efforts have been focused on building on its benefits in axial pathology. At Medisport we have had a trunk unit since 2004, this allows us to evaluate and treat diseases of the lumbar spine with advantages.

If isokinetic is known at first and used by a limited number of professionals, then at this time their usefulness does not arouse any doubt. Several confirmed scientific studies are proving its contribution and the demand for evaluations and treatment is increasing.

What is isokinetic exercise?

Isokinetics exercises are a type of strength training. It uses specialized exercise machines that produce a steady pace regardless of how much effort you put in. These machines control the pace of your workout by fluctuating resistance throughout your range of motion. Your speed remains steady despite the amount of force you apply.

You can change the objective exercise speed and scope of movement to suit your requirements. The various attachments on machines can isolate and target specific muscle groups. You can use Isokinetics exercise to test and improve muscle strength and endurance.

Isokinetic strengthening exercises

Isokinetics exercise is resistance-based exercises that involve the use of special exercise equipment, which provides variable resistance to movement and allows muscles to contract at steady speeds. This ensures that regardless of the amount of effort exerted, the exercise movements are performed at a constant speed. Isokinetics exercises are how to identify, treat and document physical disabilities that cause functional limitations

Isokinetics practices test and improves muscle quality and perseverance, particularly after a physical issue. Isometric exercises allow patients to achieve the highest degree of muscle contraction while enhancing the free range of motion of their limbs. The main benefits of isokentics exercises are:

  • Muscles gain strength evenly through range of motion.
  • The range of motion is greatly improved.
  • It is the fastest way to increase muscle strength.
  • Isometric exercise boosts the release of endorphins, helping people feel energized and energized instead of feeling tired.

Since the amount of resistance can be controlled, it is possible to adjust the level so that the body faces a challenge but is not in danger of straining or straining the muscles. The movements help promote changes in the ratio of tension between muscles and tendons, which helps in enhancing strength as well as stretching.

Benefits of isokinetics

Although uncommon, Isokinetics contractions are believed to build muscle mass, endurance, and strength faster than any other type of contractions. It is also used by physical therapists to treat some physical and nerve injuries.

When used for exercise, isometric motions allow muscles to exert maximum force within a range of joint movements at a constant speed. The benefits of Isokinetics motions vary with the speed at which they are performed. Low-speed exercises generally increase muscle strength, while high-speed exercises are mainly used to restore endurance after an injury.

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