The isokinetic method is widely used for muscle rehabilitation and recovery to evaluate and improve muscular strength and endurance of a dynamic group of muscles. An isokinetic muscle contraction is a type of contraction where the muscle gets shorter (concentric) or longer (eccentric) at a constant speed during the entire range of motion with the aid of specific tools.
The most reliable method to allow comparison of strength values between muscle groups and control groups in a standardized and repeatable way. Functional isokinetic assessment repeated over time can help the therapist to plan the athletes training program and methods. In the field of rehabilitation isokinetics shows significant advantages over traditional methods allowing faster and optimal recovery. Great importance is given to the isokinetic method also in the field of forensic medicine offering the possibility, through tests that involve single muscle groups, to more precisely assess the permanent consequences.