Measuring unilateral limb differences in strength and power. Implications for current and future practice.
Objective measures of strength are becoming increasing used by physiotherapists. In this thought-provoking lecture, Manny will explore the use of the A420 leg machine and how it measures unilateral difference in strength, power, velocity and reaction time. He will discuss how the results can better monitor patients over time and well as helping physios to build more effective prehab and rehabilitation programmes that help to address underlying deficits in strength for different population groups from the elderly, orthopaedic, neuro and athlete population groups.
- A review of research and evidence around how deficits in strength between the lower limbs can be a predicter to many chronic conditions and acute injuries.
- How we can currently objectively measure strength deficits in particular patient population groups.
- How data from the A420 machine can be used to monitor patients over time and help physios to build more effective and patient specific treatment and rehab programmes.