Human Performance Testing

Med Center Aquatic Physical Therapy offers the best methods for quickly and objectively recording and documenting functional testing data. At Med Center Therapy, we house numerous non-invasive functional status assessment tools including products such as range-of-motion and muscle testing devices, goniometers, and digital pressure algometers. Our Human Performance Testing also provides a software to consolidate the data of many different tests for quick access and reference for your Physical Therapist to provide you with the best plan of care.

Pain Assessments- Pain is the most common reason for seeking medical care, likely because can hinder the ability to perform simple, everyday activities. Yet for people with chronic pain conditions, such as fibromyalgia, pain is treated as a subjective factor in the treatment plan. With algometry equipment by JTECH, your therapists here at Med Center Therapy can actually put your pain into numbers. Digital pressure algometers quantify the patient’s pain threshold and tolerances to provide our therapists with objective data about your pain and plan the best course of therapy accordingly.

Extremity Evaluations- Over time, our extremities have the tendency to develop physical deficits such as weakness and loss of flexibility. The hand and upper extremity assessment tools by JTECH provide important metric data to allow our therapists and patients to track improvement over the course of the treatment plan. Data includes grip strength measured by intensity and duration, as well as goniometric range of motion data on the elbows, wrists, and digits.

Range of Motion Assessments- Inclinometers by JTECH are wireless, light weight, and electronic. These computerized inclinometers are far more efficient and accurate than the bubble inclinometers which provide subjective and error-prone readings. These can be used to evaluate the flexion and extension of the spine and extremities without having to stop or reposition the device. These readings can be automatically recorded with test summary, details, and history that will all be considered by your therapist when creating a treatment plan for you.

Muscle Strength Testing- Dynamometer muscle testing tools from JTECH provide your therapists with evidence of functional losses or improvements to muscle over the course of your treatment. These devices provide an accurate and timely evaluation of muscle impairments or strength deficits based on the body’s own nerve signals. Repeat testing throughout the course of treatment provides both the therapists and patients with progress reports in fine, high resolution detail. The accuracy and repeatability of these devices, as opposed to the subjective old-fashioned muscle testing techniques, is monumental.

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