Introducing the Knee Functional Stability and Return-to-Sport Testing System©

Analysing Your Risk For:

1/ Re-Injury To The Same Knee
2/ New Injury To The Opposite Knee
3/ Osteoarthritis In Both Knees

…pre-operative and post-operative care of patients undergoing ACL reconstruction should be reserved for specialised clinics to achieve the best possible outcome for the patients…” Editorial, British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2015

Here’s what it’s all about:

  • Shining a spotlight on your current risk for traumatic re-injury to the same knee, traumatic new injury to the opposite knee, and future disabling osteoarthritis in both knees
  • Sounding out whether it’s safe for you to return to sports specific training at this point in time
  • Handing you data that diagnoses your knees’ remaining neuromuscular and biomechanical abnormalities in a way that lists your rehabilitation priorities and builds a foundation for a scientifically-targeted rehabilitation programme that gets you safely back in the game
  • Highlighting real numbers that flag your knees’ ongoing critical performance deficits in a way that clearly outlines your strength and conditioning priorities and draws a map for a research proven performance enhancement programme that gets you heading for the winners’ podium
  • Passing you a library of ‘benchmark data’ from the best international sports medicine research groups in a way that gives you a lifelong training blueprint that keeps you at the front of the pack

Here's some of what's included:

High-Speed Dual Digital Video© (DDV©) Sports Motion Analysis

Analysis of your knee movement patterns during three sports-related tasks using a high-definition video system and unique digital biomechanical model. The DDV© system provides objective and accurate measurement of potentially dangerous knee movement patterns linked to traumatic re-injury and new overuse injury.

Neuromechanical Balance Performance© Profile

Measurement of your ability to maintain your postural control using an algorithm-driven sensory-weighting system. The Neuromechanical Balance Performance© procedures identify potentially hidden dysfunction in parts of your nervous system that are also linked to traumatic re-injury and new overuse injury.

Mechanodigital Muscle Performance© Profile

Analysis of your knee and hip muscle performance using three devices and a unique data analysis programme. The Mechanodigital Muscle Performance© procedures identify potentially serious deficits in the most important muscles that protect your knees from excessive tension and compression forces.

Functional Performance Test Analysis

Measurement of your knee functional stability during three single-leg performance tests using bioengineering-driven procedures sensitive to subtle knee performance deficits. The functional performance test procedures provide detailed analysis of specific knee performance characteristics critical for your safe return-to-sport.

Computer-Generated Report and Rehabilitation Roadmap

Documentation, explanation, and critical interpretation of your data in simple language and an easy-to-read format. The computer-generated colour-coded report provides information that helps you understand your knees’ status at this point-in-time, lists your rehabilitation priorities, and empowers you to make informed decisions about future physical activities using objective scientific data.

Here's what people have said:

“It was very important to me to be guided through a measured and logical programme and Nick did this very well. He explained in detail the purpose of each test, the reason why it needed to be undertaken, and then provided targeted rehabilitation recommendations to work through; exactly what I was after. Nick was highly professional and I trusted his knowledge. I would recommend Nick and this process to anyone with a knee injury and who wants to safely get back to their sport.”
Michelle K., 31, Accountant, Basketball Player

“I wanted to get back to playing tennis after a knee injury. Nick’s series of tests were extremely thorough and revealed subtle weaknesses in some of my muscles as well as movement pattern problems I didn’t even know I had. Nick provided me with a detailed report that listed my rehab priorities with clear measurable goals. My knee is now pain-free and I am back playing tennis without any problems. I recommend this testing system to anyone who is serious about safely getting back to sport”
Marianna L., 35, Producer/Director, Tennis Player

“I decided to undertake Nick’s assessment system about nine months after my surgery. I had been working extensively on my rehab, but I still wasn’t sure I was ready to go back to skiing. Other physiotherapists had given me mixed opinions, dismissed my concerns, and not given me enough information to make an informed decision. Nick’s assessment system, on the other hand, is really extensive: it looked at my knee from many different angles including balance, muscle strength, stability, etc. This allowed me to have a clear picture of my current situation and specific physiotherapy advice to work on my weak areas. Nick’s assessment system gave me exactly the information I needed.”
Giulia M., 28, Banker, Downhill Skier

This service is provided by one of our specialist physiotherapists

Dr Nicholas Clark, PhD, MSc, MCSP, MMACP, CSCS
Knee Consultant Physiotherapist
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

As a Chartered Physiotherapist with more than 15 years of clinical experience, I’ve practiced in London teaching hospitals, elite sport, the British Army, and private practice. My Doctorate is in knee (anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), medial collateral ligament (MCL), meniscus) injury prevention and rehabilitation. I’ve taught on physiotherapy and sports medicine Master’s and Doctoral degrees in the United Kingdom and United States since 2002, and have more than 17 years’ experience in knee injury research. As an active researcher, I currently serve as a Manuscript Reviewer for scientific and clinical journals including The Knee, Physical Therapy in Sport, and the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. As an author, I’ve written and published ‘Invited Commentaries’, ‘Masterclasses’, and book chapters on many aspects of knee injury prevention and rehabilitation. Currently, I work as a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at a London university, and as a Knee Consultant Physiotherapist in private practice. In the past, I’ve been injured playing sports and at work, and have undergone three major surgeries. Now, I can show you the functional status of your knees and help you make a properly informed decision about whether it’s safe for you to get back to your sport.

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