Functional diagnostics

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Functional diagnostics

The development of modern sports has become increasingly associated with new technologies, research and organizational methods in the training process. The meaning of diagnostic procedures is in the identification of significant and as objective as possible indicators of the current preparedness of athletes. Based on the measured data optimal methods and means of training can be selected and the sports preparation can be designed and corrected. For this purpose we are using the following technology in our Centre:

  • Bilateral force plate: take-off power, isometric strength, static and dynamic balance.
  • Infrared photocells: acceleration, maximal speed, and agility tests.
  • Biodex System 3: concentric and eccentric isokinetic strength of all joints.
  • Biodex Balance SD: visual biofeedback, six training modes and five testing protocols, standardized fall screening and athlete knee injury screening tests, twelve levels of platform control as well as static force settings, balance training.
  • OptoGait system: gait analysis - walking and running, agility tests, sprint start analysis.
  • Polar team system 2: on-line monitoring of the heart rate - training and match - aerobic and anaerobic endurance.
  • High-speed camera: basic analysis of movement; walking, running, jumping and specific analysis of movement for various  sports disciplines.
  • TMG – tensiomyography: a strong diagnostic tool for detecting contractile muscle properties and their changes through time. The TMG measurement results also describe the functional muscle status. That is why TMG has an enormous advantage in the field of pre-surgery diagnostics and post-surgery rehabilitation and determination of damage that occurs on each separate muscle. Due to its total non-invasiveness, the method can be used immediately after operation. There is no other method that can be used so early in the rehabilitation process because elsewhere the patient needs to develop some muscle force on all isometric machines.
  • Field tests: acceleration speed, maximal speed, agility, take-off power, coordination, reaction times, aerobic and anaerobic endurance.

Sports training

  • Individual training with expert trainers
  • Training programmes (recreational sportsmen, elite athletes, children, elderly)
  • Nutrition programmes
  • Strength & Conditioning Training (various sports)
  • Preventive Training
  • Lectures and demo trainings for recreational sportsmen, elite athletes, teams.


General Physiotherapy treatment:

  • Kinesio taping
  • Manual therapy
  • Myofascial trigger point therapy
  • Laser, ultrasound, electrotherapy
  • Functional bandaging of joints

Rehabilitation of athletes, recreational athletes and workers:

  • Individual approach
  • Kinesiotherapy
  • Preventive training
  • Analysis of flexibility and posture
  • Counseling

Biomechanics laboratory

Biomechanics services include functional diagnostics procedures, development of measurement technology, control of sports training and rehabilitation through measurement systems, and scientific research activity (research projects).