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Isokinetic Assessment

An Isokinetic assessment is a very specific assessment of an affected part of the body specialising in muscular function and overall performance. These assessments are normally joint specific e.g. a problem in the ankle or muscular area specific e.g. repetitive strain in the forearm. They are popular for assessing performance in specific tasks e.g. the ability to lift, as they test maximal and repeated performance. Isokinetic assessments are often used where there is a discrepancy between the patient’s ability level and the employer’s expectations.

Isokinetic assessments are an objective measure which means they produce facts and figures that can be relied upon. This is often referred to as validity in testing. They can be used in legal proceedings.

Suitability

  • Patients with long standing problems (greater than 8 weeks)
  • All musculoskeletal injuries
  • Specific problem area/s (maximum 1 in any one assessment)
  • Patients off work for extended periods
  • Medico legal cases/testing
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NOT for

  • Neurological conditions e.g. stroke patients
  • Rheumatological patients e.g. fibromyalgia
  • Nonspecific conditions e.g. pain in leg
  • Diagnosis – these are tests/measures of performance/capacity

Delivery Method

Specialist Centres

Onsite specialist centres (the patient will attend one of our specialist centres)

Time Required

Assessment takes around 1 hour

Overall turnaround time: 2 weeks

This is a combination of the referral being sent to our experts first to determine the correct testing protocol and suitability. 

Expected report return date: Normally within 1 week.

Each Isokinetic assessment generates a report and recommendations.

Report suitable for

  • Status of patient’s strength and ability to use that part of the body.
  • Medico legal proceedings
  • Dispute management within work role (capability for work role)
  • Ability to perform normal duties (specified duties required)

Report NOT suitable for

  • Neurological problems
  • Psychological problems

Referral Guidance

  • The patient must have a physical problem centred around a joint or muscle/s
  • Please state any questions that you would like answered e.g. is the chair suitable for this patient or is the machine the correct height for this patient.
  • A job role and description of the ‘real world’ requirements/needs of the service is beneficial
  • Include any legal proceedings underway or pending
  • Include any other relevant medical information that is known

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