Many factors contribute to such a strong growth. Changing attitudes towards healthier lifestyles, massive technological advancements, bigger public and private investments, as well as the rise of new specialised jobs in the industry are but some of them.
The initial push from the professional sports environment turned the sports medicine industry at every level into a domain for specialists. Its subsequent evolution has brought together experts from not only the medical sector, but also sports physician, technicians, orthopaedics, researchers and scientists.
In short, sports medicine has become a multi-faceted industry, where the variety of stakeholders is contributing to its rapid evolution.
This is hardly surprising. Football is one of the most popular contact sports worldwide, and football players are more than three times more likely to be injured during a match than while on training, with a strong prevalence of lower limb injuries with respect to other body parts.
Isokinetic Conference 2019
This edition saw the attendance of more than 3000 participants from over 100 countries, highlighting the ever-growing interest in the field. Sports Medicine experts, researchers, scientists and the most important wellness, medicine and fitness companies all participated to the conference, offering seminars and workshops to showcase the state of the art in prevention, rehabilitation and treatment of sports injuries.
Technogym at the forefront of sports training
Variable Inertia Training in sports rehabilitation
In his presentation, Dr Cuzzolin evaluated the role of technology in resistance training, a cornerstone of athletic rehabilitation. In resistance training, there are three different major branches of resistance.
All these resistances mimic the range of motions and actions we normally do in our daily lives. Therefore, having a rehabilitation path that includes a workout with all the different resistances the athlete may encounter is instrumental towards a smooth return to play.
To that end, Technogym displayed during the workshop elements of Biocircuit, the interconnected circuit training with state of the art technology in resistance training. Biocircuit not only can replicate all of the aforementioned resistances, but can also create a new type of resistance: Hybrid resistance.