Complete analysis of your knee injury
In the Knee Testlab we analyze all aspects of your injury or complaint. This way we are able make a complete picture to uncover the core of your injurie. The test battery used for this analysis is structured as followed:
Personal factors such as height, weight and posture could influence knee injuries. In addition, stress in daily activities and sport play an important role in the amount of stress the knee should be able to handle.
Good mobility of the knee is essential to be able to move. It is not only the mobility of the knee that is important. Throughout the entire exercise chain a mobility limitation can influence the occurrence of injuries and influence the recovery.
In many (sports) activities, a lot of stability of the knee is required. The stability of the knee consists of passive structures such as bones, ligaments and menisci. In addition, the muscles around the knee provide the active stability. It is also known that stability in the entire exercise chain can contribute to better functioning of the knee.
A successful rehabilitation starts right with a good beginning. This means that the diagnosis of the knee injury must be made appropriately. A complete analysis of the injury is essential.
A number of injuries can be easily confirmed by ultrasound. Ultrasound is able to translate a clear view of soft tissue such as; muscles and tendons.
Muscle strength of the knee is an important aspect in the analysis of injuries, but also in monitoring the rehabilitation. A strength analysis can be made through an advanced isokinetic power device. Here, the ratio between the quadriceps and hamstrings is important, but also the difference between the healthy leg and the injured leg.
If power is correctly converted into explosiveness, sports movements can be performed correctly. Explosivity is an important aspect in the recovery of injuries because it comes close to the intensity of many sports.
Running technique analysis
Running technique has a lot of influence when it comes down to the load that is being put on the knees. Therefore, a good running technique can considerably reduce this load. With the help of an advanced camera setup, we are able to analyze the running technique from all perspectives.
The feet are the base of our body. If a small deviation is present in the feet, it can have many consequences for the upper joints, such as the knees. If necessary, we can support the position and settlement of the feet by providing footwear advice or inlays.