Principles and Practice of Isokinetics in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Principles and Practice of Isokinetics in Sports Medicine provides a comprehensive, critical review of isokinetic technology applied to sports training program testing and rehabilitation following injury and surgery. Featuring the work of renowned international contributors, the reference presents a step-by-step guide on practical isokinetic procedures and examines the significance and validity of variables commonly measured. The scientific value of isokinetics is highlighted both for sports medicine and sport sciences, enabling sports medicine practitioners to identify the merits of isokinetics and its relevant applications.

The use of isokinetics in injury diagnosis and rehabilitation is outlined with specific illustrations from research data collected at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Special attention is given to assessment of the most commonly injured sites: the knee, ankle, shoulder, and trunk. The reference offers guidelines for the interpretation of test results along with examples of how to apply the guidelines in designing appropriate rehabilitation programs. A special section is devoted to the use of isokinetics in the assessment of sport performance. Extensive photographs, charts, and illustrations throughout the reference highlight key points.