Methods of Functional Testing During Rehabilitation Exercises

  • Carmelo Bosco

Abstract

The assessment of muscle strength and power as well as range of motion, stiffness, and flexibility is important in exercise science. Similarly, evaluation of neuromuscular behaviour is extremely relevant in the rehabilitation of sport injuries. Consequently, several tests, methods, and techniques have been used to provide information regarding the relevance of strength and power to various physical pursuits and to monitor progress of rehabilitation from injuries [63]. Physical characteristics are dependent on several factors, including structure and function of the nervous system, structure and biochemical profile of skeletal muscle, mechanics of the joints and levers, and external mechanics. Each of these components has its specific influence on a given performance, but more importantly, they are all interdependent. Proper integrative function is of great relevance to neuromuscular performance. Therefore, the development and refinement of valid and reliable tests of muscular function are one of the pillars upon which rehabilitation from sport injuries is based.

Keywords

Fatigue Torque Explosive Resis Exter 

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