At the Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre, we utilise several VALD performance tools to assist in the understanding of strength, movement strategies, injury risk and performance. The data provided from these instruments can help to detect deficits and imbalances that are not readily detectable in the clinical setting, thus providing a much more structured and objective approach to our testing and rehabilitation programs.
The NordBord is a fast and easy way to measure eccentric and isometric hamstring strength, as well as acting as a strengthening tool utilised in our clinical exercise classes. Stronger hamstrings are associated with a reduced risk of injury, and the close monitoring of hamstring strength with this tool helps to deliver a precise understanding of this.
Force Plates provide an accurate and reproducible reading of how well balanced you are when performing various activities such as standing, squatting, and landing from a jump or hop. This can help to understand the quality of movements, which will guide the progression of your rehabilitation and when it is suitable to return to running and sport after your injury.
The Force Frame is a quick and straight forward way of testing the strength of muscles in the upper and lower body, including the hip, knee, shoulder, and ankle. This helps to accurately identify strength and weaknesses in different muscles groups, which can guide areas of focus for rehabilitation and strengthening programs as well as quantifying progress over time.
If you are interested in finding out more about our VALD performance tools and how they can assist with your injury, condition, or performance, please call us at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre on 9650 9372.