A clinical reference text covering the theoretical background of clinical isokinetics and its practical applications in the field of muscle performance and rehabilitation. It looks at the methodology of isokinetics, its use in relation to muscle conditioning and rehabilitation as well as giving detailed coverage of isokinetic dynamometry(measuring muscle strength and function) in relation to the muscle systems of the major jointsPractically written content clearly describes the basic physiological and biomechanical aspects of isokinetics.Detailed discussion addresses measurement of muscle strength of all the major joints.Coverage of medicolegal implications of isokinetic findings aid the reader in coming to a clearer understanding.Material is strongly evidence-based and fully referenced, making the information more credible and applicable.Chapter on the isokinetics of elbow and hand muscles provides information on developments in this important area.Content on medicolegal application of isokinetics gives practical explanations of this difficult topic.Material on special applications of isokinetics, like manifestations of muscle weakness in relation to specific diseases, aids the reader in understanding more unique clinical applications.
Preface to Second EditionPreface to First Edition1. Physiological and biomechanical aspects of isokinetics2. Hardware, test parameters and issues in testing3. Reproducibility of isokinetic measurements4. Application of isokinetics to muscle conditioning and rehabilitation5. Medicolegal applications6. Isokinetics of the hip muscles7. Isokinetics of the knee muscles8. Isokinetics of the ankle muscles9. Isokinetics of the trunk muscles10. Isokinetics of the shoulder muscles11. Isokinetics of elbow, forearm, wrist and hand musclesIndex