SANJA TOMIĆ, dipl. physioterapist
Graduated from the graduate professional study of physiotherapy in Zagreb 2015. Since 2004. She has been a permanent employee of Thalassotherapy Crikvenica. Since 2013. Head of the Department of Physiotherapy. Since 2011. she is constantly educated in the orthopedic manual techniques ( Maitland, Cyriax, Mulligan ). Since 2015. she is working on isokinetics of musculoskeletal system.
“Physiotherapy in practice based on scientific evidence”
In the period of 3 months data has been collected and analyzed on 60 male and female subjects, aged from 12 to 74 years. For all respondents the isokinetic testing of the joints of the lower extremities was conducted, at the beginning and at the end of physiotherapy. The experimental group of participants practiced on the isokinetic device, while the control group spent classical therapeutic exercises to strengthen muscels and had electro stimulation. First isokinetic testing in most respondents showed an imbalance of muscle groups and muscular weakness. After the final isokinetic testing results were obtained, they shown the achieved synergy of muscle groups in the experimental group of patients and an increase in power to the point of expected normal values.
Keywords : Knee, isokinetic testing, isokinetic exercise, therapeutic exercise, electrical stimulation of muscles