Inspired by the vision of the American College of Sports Medicine, Exercise is Medicine® (EIM), a Global Health Initiative to make physical activity assessment and promotion a standard in clinical care, connecting health care with evidence-based physical activity resources for people everywhere and of all abilities.
EIM encourages physicians and other health care providers to include physical activity when designing treatment plans and to refer patients to evidence-based exercise programs and qualified exercise professionals. EIM is committed to the belief that physical activity promotes optimal health and is integral in the prevention and treatment of many medical conditions.
This initiative has led to the definition that 150 minutes a week of moderate physical activity can prevent and be useful for the treatment of chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, such as type 2 of diabetes.
One of our local Exercise is Medicine initiatives is led by our clinical team at Isokinetic London. Walk with a Doctor. Taking place every Saturday morning at 11am in London’s Regents Park, the walk starts with a topic of discussion by our doctor, followed by a walk in the park. Participants do not only benefit from the exercise, but they also have the opportunity to discuss health topics with our doctor.
For more details: https://walkwithadoc.org/our-locations/london2/
Physical activity brings health and leads to long-lasting therapeutic results.
For this reason, in Isokinetic we like to think our method as going beyond “physiotherapy", not because we are in contrast with the traditional concept of physiotherapy but because there are many differences that separate us from traditional physiotherapy. Sports medicine represents the next step in the evolution of physiotherapy. A treatment philosophy that is more focused on identifying the cause and not merely focusing on the effect of the injury.
Physical activity leads to health and long-lasting therapeutic outcomes. That is why in Isokinetic we like to define our method as going “beyond physiotherapy”.
There are many differences between our method based on SPORTS MEDICINE and traditional physiotherapy.
Sports medicine is not in conflict with the basic concept of physiotherapy, however, represents its evolution.
Sports medicine can be defined as a philosophy of care more focused on identifying the cause of the injury, rather than on its impact.
The ISOKINETIC CONCEPT OF SPORTS MEDICINE is an original extension of the general concept of sports medicine applied to our Isokinetic Method. As a group we share this vision:
1) Early intervention with injuries, if possible as soon as they occur, to ensure an accurate diagnosis, and allow better planning and management of the healing process. Where possible we will look for non-surgical options.
2) Clinical environments, technologies and knowledge appropriately applied to respond to the innovations implemented by our Education and Research Department. The practical application of innovative research to the patient is of primary importance for us.
3) Sharing within our medical group the same high therapeutic ambition, lead by doctors and aimed to reach the maximum possible functional recovery.
4) Shared culture of measurement through objective tests. Better monitoring of the recovery process.
5) Shared culture of exercise integrated in the last stages of recovery (use of space dedicated to the analysis and correction of movement pattern (Green Room) and use of on-field rehabilitation focused on injury prevention and recovery of the trust in your body.
Closely linked to the concept of Sports Medicine is what we fondly call the GREEN ROOM PHILOSOPHY.
What is the Green Room? The Green Room is a new generation rehabilitation space designed for the analysis and treatment of movement patterns and focused on free body exercise, and in particular allowing bio-feedback.
There is a GREEN ROOM inside each of the Centres of the Isokinetic Medical Group. Within these spaces, both medical assessments (MAT tests) and rehabilitation sessions (neuromuscular training sessions) are carried out. Like all components of an Isokinetic rehabilitation centre, the use of this space is part of the collective method of patient treatment.
The Green Room combines technological and technical innovation. Designed for the patient, dedicated to the patient and to exercise as a treatment tool.
In the Green Room at Isokinetic the patient is treated in relation to the principles of biomechanics and neuromuscular learning, to ensure the optimisation of movement patterns for primary prevention (prevention first injury) or secondary (reduce the possibility of a re-injury. One of its best applications is for injuries to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)