Isokinetic exercise in clinical applications

Isokinetics' Relevance in a Modern Clinic

Isokinetic systems use isolated movements to target individual muscles. Despite their initial popularity, they've seen a marked decline in the era of modern functional rehabilitation. Explore how and why isokinetic systems became so widely popular.

When therapists and trainers first adopted isokinetic systems, they praised its unique capabilities. Over time, isotonic systems offered advantages to challenge the popularity of isokinetics. What made isokinetics so popular initially? What advantages do newer, isotonic systems offer? This paper provides a brief history of isokinetics in therapy and a comparison to other established approaches.

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