Just wondering where I can get a Cybex test done. I am 6.5 months post op with a hammy graft. Seems Cybex testing is really common in the States, not so easy to find here though. Neither of my physio's or my sport doc have this equipment.
Anyway I am in the south-west.
The only place I know of is in Crows Nest. Anywhere closer? Would be interested to get a measured strength test on my knee
I think they do it at Concord hospital in the physio practice associated with the sports medicine clinic. This is a bit closer to you. Try Concord hospital and then ask to be put through to the sports medicine clinic.
Agree that it is much more popular in the States. One of the main reasons is that health insurance companies wouldn't supply any rebates for the testing here, and because of the expense, few individuals would pay for it.
Although it is high tech and you get a printout of exactly where your hammys are weak in terms of knee angles, you can get a similar idea from doing reps on a leg curl machine and seeing what the difference is between sides.
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Thanks for the info. I will give Concord Hosp a try. After reading the posts on Bobs ACL board I am curious to see how I rate
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If anyone is interested the physiotherapy dept at Concord hospital does in fact do the testing using the "Kin Com" )Kinetic Communicator, I think it stands for??). It's $75 if anyone is willing to pay that for a test. I will be doing it in 2 weeks. Will let you know how it goes. All the best with your new ACL's.
Ok all done with the strength test. For me it was worth it, my quads in my reconstructed leg are 11% stronger than my good leg, so I was thrilled with that. My hamstrings are 12% weaker, but thats to be expected with a hammy graft. So overall the test went well, it also helped me to decide to go back to dual leg squats, no more single leg ones, but can keep going with snigle leg curls a bit longer. Only thing left for me now is some sort of plyometric program, anyone know of any websites, something I can do with minimal equipment at a park.