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Sports Therapy and Injury Rehabilitation

With more people participating in sport and exercise, there is an increasing demand for professional care. The MPC offers a range of injury rehabilitation services such as 3D Gait Analysis and use of the Isokinetic Dynamometer to assess range of motion around most of the body’s major joints.

Isokinetic Dynamometer

The Isokinetic Dynamometer is a testing and rehabilitation system capable of measuring a range of isolated joint movement patterns in four resistance modes: isotonic, isometric, isokinetic and passive.   

Parameters tested include strength, power, fatigue and imbalance. Muscles can be tested both eccentrically and concentrically at speeds ranging from slow (15° per sec) to fast (500° per sec), however the most appropriate test will be selected based on client history and requirements. Joints able to be tested are shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist, hip, knee and ankle. A printed report displaying the results from the muscle function being tested is provided for clients.

Clinical Gait

Analysis Gait analysis provided at MPC is based on 3D motion capture using a 15 camera system. This process involves the patient walking across force plates within the laboratory, with a number of small reflective markers attached to body landmarks allowing digital reconstruction of the underlying skeletal movement during locomotion. Reports can be produced to show joint movement both in graphicand 3D visual form, allowing easy diagnosis and communication of results.  

Sports Therapy 

Sports Injury and Massage Clinics are run in conjunction with the BSc in Sports Therapy, located on the Sports Centre Balcony in the St Johns Sports Centre.

Clinic times for 2015-2016 (starting 12th October) are as follows:

Sports Massage Clinic

Tuesday 14:15-16:15 - St Johns Sports Centre
Thursday 17:00-19:00 - McClelland Centre, City Campus

Sports Injury Clinic

Monday 16:30-18:30 - St Johns Sports Centre
Tuesday 16:30-18:30 - St Johns Sports Centre
Thursday 16:30-18:30 - St Johns Sports Centre

Prices for 2015/2016 (entitles each level to unlimited access throughout the year subject to appointment availability)

£10 Students
£40 Staff
£50 External (£40 each when joining as a group of 4 or more from the same club/group)

To make an appointment, please call 01905 855574 or email SportsTherapyClinic@worc.ac.uk