North West Physio Newmarket are thrilled to introduce their new strength testing and training system VALD!
Are you battling with chronic back pain, mobility issues, or reduced strength and fitness due to a sports injury?
If so, you’re not alone. The latest Australian data shows that over 60,000 athletes suffer from injuries in their respective sports.
At North West Physio Newmarket, we’ve recently partnered with VALD technology in Brisbane and have their patented ‘Nordbord,’ ‘Forceframe’ and ‘Forcedecks’ available now in our clinic.
These pieces of technology will help to manage these sometimes-crippling conditions and help Australians to regain the highest possible quality of life.
They are even used by professional sporting organisations worldwide and provide objective data and results on a comprehensive range of strength, balance and power testing.
This article looks at how we can use this incredible new technology to help track and monitor client progression and how they achieve optimal results.
But first, let’s look at why strength testing is important…
What is Strength Testing?
Strength testing is one of the best ways to assess how much your body is affected by an injury or condition.
It can help you determine which muscles are weak, how much power you have lost, and what activities should be avoided to prevent further damage and pain.
Knowing such information can help individuals adjust their lifestyle to better suit their needs and promote healing in the long run.
Strength tests also provide valuable insight into which treatments may be most effective for each case.
They will track your progress, reduce injury, ensure you are doing the right exercises and improve strength and power.
Using the latest technology, North West Physio can now do all of this with their revolutionary new machines. Read on to see how…
The Nordbord is a fast, easy, accurate and reliable system for monitoring hamstring strength and imbalance.
Combining advanced sensors, real-time data visualisation and cloud analytics, the Nordbord is a comprehensive system for accurately quantifying and monitoring an athlete or patient’s hamstring strength and imbalance.
Data recorded from hamstring testing can then be analysed by the team at North West Physio Newmarket and compared to past assessments, age-related normative data and professional sports benchmarks.
This allows us to track progress and development across a patient’s rehab journey and achieve their goals, regardless of their sporting or gym level and the severity of the injury.
Similar to the Nordbord, the Forceframe also combines advanced sensors, real-time data visualisation and cloud analytics, meaning results can be recorded, tracked and compared.
A modular frame system with a full rotational crossbar, the force frame can be quickly and easily adjusted to test isometric strength throughout the upper and lower body, including hip, knee, shoulder, ankle, and neck muscle groups.
It is the most versatile and portable system for testing muscle strength and imbalance across all muscle groups.
The final piece of our VALD trio are the ‘Forcedecks’, which are a set of dual wireless force platforms for analysing balance, strength and movement strategies in a range of jumping, hopping and landing tests.
Similarly to the other VALD equipment, objective data generated highlights areas of deficiency and asymmetry to direct rehab and exercise prescription.
Through a combination of assessments using all three pieces of equipment, can easily track progressions in strength and athletic development as well as areas needing to be addressed to reduce injury risk. This is suitable for all patients, regardless of age, sport or athletic level.
Our VALD assessment can be performed during a consultation for individual patients or in a larger group setting for sports teams or gym groups.
NEW VALD Training Systems: Innovative Strength Testing
Living with a long-term injury or condition can be a difficult and isolating experience.
VALD offers a way to break down these barriers, provide support and help people take back control over their lives.
With its proven access to the latest medical expertise, it is a pioneering technology that has been designed to give Australians living with an injury or condition, the highest possible quality of life.
If you’re ready to take charge of your well-being, don’t delay! Call North West Physio Newmarket today to book an appointment.