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Does your Physio know how Strong you are?



Alright, so I need to hold my hands up.


This post is not strictly about testing strength.


Technically I am referring to whether your Physiotherapist is truly assessing your ability to produce a Force output.


You may be thinking is this even important?


However, has your Physio ever said to you.


‘’ your left is weaker than your right’’

or

‘’ you need to work more on your quadriceps as they aren’t strong enough yet’’.


Just stop and think for a second.



How did they measure it?



For years Physiotherapists have entrusted the power of feel to influence statements like the ones above. This is all while Elite Sports teams and Researchers have used super expensive testing rigs to give accurate feedback of force.