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Muscle Strength and Power Assessment

Accurately assessing muscle strength/power and incorporating specific resistance training is important for middle-aged and older persons if they intend to keep functioning optimally in activities of daily living (i.e fall prevention), exercise performance and injury prevention.

Using our Cybex Norm Isokinetic dynamometer, we are able to measure maximal force generated, work per repetition and fatigue index using Cybex Norm. (Usually working the knee, although other joints may be selected).

Testing leg strength may also provide insight into the risk of injury. The bilateral (or contralateral) comparison of strength between two limbs, and the ipsilateral comparison of strength between opposing or reciprocal muscles in the same limb is of interest.

You will be sent a medical screening questionnaire which must be completed prior to testing to check suitability for a maximal force test. Please note it is not advisable to book VO2max and muscle strength tests on the same day.

Interested in a package of baseline assessments? See our fitness assessment packages here.

Availability, Booking and Fees

Live availability and online booking for Spirometry assessments can be made via ‘You Can Book Me’. Alternatively please email Will Gowers and we will accommodate your request as best as possible.

Isokinetic Dynamometer assessments cost £60 which includes an electronic report following the assessment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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