Sportmedizinische Ambulanz der Bergischen Universität Wuppertal

Force measurement

The differentiated force diagnostics based on Humac Norm (Computer Sports Medicine Inc.) includes the testing the 3 main forms of force isolated at a joint during a static, a concentric dynamic or an eccentric dynamic contraction. Possible modes are "Continuous Passive Motion" (CPM), "Isometry", "Isokinetics" and "Isotony". CPM is used in e.g. rehabilitation. In isokinetic testing, the speed adjusted to the target joint is automatically kept at a constant level. Isometry is used to register the force at a constant angular position. During isotony, a constant resistance must be overcome. Thus, the force can thus be observed in reference to time and position of the joint.

The strength of the joint-clasping muscles of the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles can be tested considering the respective degrees of freedom. In the form of PNF patterns (shoulder), the force can be tested in combinations of movements. The torso module provides the possibility of testing torso force.

The diagnostics covers the entire range of strength. This enables inter- and intra-individual comparisons, e.g. before and after injuries, periods of immobilization or training episodes. Based on the diagnostic results and also including inter-extremity differences as well as agonist-antagonist ratios, training recommendations can be derived. These can be implemented in home training sessions or in the Humac Norm in terms of biofeedback training.

You will be treated as a private patient in our clinic and therefore you will be charged for the services. Since every examination is individual, we cannot exactly quantify the exact amount of the invoice beforehand. The accounting is done according to the GOÄ (Gebührenordnung für Ärzte). If you are a statutory health insurance patient, please contact your health insurance company to arrange for the costs to be covered. If you have any questions about the costs, please contact us by e-mail or telephone.