NordBord, elite hamstring testing system, has arrived at Lifecare Essendon

We are pleased to announce the arrival of the NordBord at our clinic. The device can give you important data about your hamstring strength. This is particularly important if you have had a previous hamstring injury, play a sport involving sprinting or even if you have had an ACL reconstruction with a hamstring graft.

If you are interested in completing a test on the NordBord call us at the clinic and we can give you, your coaches, strength and conditioning and medical staff information that elite athletes are using to guide their training.

Thanks for the guys at Vald Performance for supplying us with the device. While a number of sporting clubs in Australia and overseas have a NordBord we are one of only a handful of clinics throughout Australia to have access to one.

Rhuss from Unified Fitness Systems and the Northern Blues was the first to ‪#‎GetonBord‬ at our clinic.




Cutting-edge Nordbord at ACU for hamstring strength testing

Mark Opar, physiotherapist at LifeCare Essendon Physiotherapy and Keilor Football Club, was recently invited by Australian Catholic University, ACU, to assess the eccentric hamstring strength of a Keilor player with recurrent hamstring strain.

The device is getting used by a number of AFL clubs and European soccer clubs to test eccentric hamstring strength. Eccentric hamstring strength has been shown to be an important contributing factor in hamstring injury. This enables them to specifically target players at greater risk of lost game time due to hamstring injury with exercise programs.

This another example of our physios going the extra mile in search of the best outcomes for our patients and players.

Check out for more information. Thanks go to the guys at ACU for having us in on Monday to complete the test.

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