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Institute of Sports and Spines

1566 Wynnum Road Tingalpa 



Institute of Sports and

Spines

1566 Wynnum Road Tingalpa

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Sports Science

Institute of Sports and Spines has a range of “state of the art” equipment to test and measure your sporting performance and capabilities.

We can perform individual tests or tailor a series of tests to help you identify were you are at and what areas you need to focus on to improve your performance or reach your goals.

Body composition

BodyMetrix sytem uses Clinical Ultrasound Technology to non-invasively measure the level of Subcataneous fat in the body and also measure the density and volume of muscle.

What is really exciting about this system is that the scientific validation trials have shown that this system is of comparable accuracy to Dexa, CT analysis while at the same time being much cheaper, easier to perform and does not include exposure to radiation.
We can provide an individualised report including; weight, BMI, BMR, percentage body fat, predictors for disease and tracking for all the variables over time for repeat measurements.

Bike Setups

Cycling is a popular sport in Brisbane. You only need to go to just about any local café in the city or around the bayside suburbs and esplanades to get a sense of how many people are getting involved in this sport. Some more seriously than others.

Many people  think that correct bike position is just a case of getting a bike that you can get your leg over and everything else should be just fine, however, there is a lot more to it than that. On top of the basics of getting the right size frame, alterations in seat height, forward and backwards position of the seat, handlebar width, stem height, relationship of the stem to seat height, pedal cleat position, crank length and angulation of the shoe can all have an impact on rider comfort and injury prevention. At the higher end of the performance spectrum, this may have a significant impact on the power output, aerodynamics and general comfort allowing you to race to your full potential or falling short due to these deficiencies.

Institute of Sports and Spines we use cutting edge technology combined with years of clinical experience to help you overcome your injuries and enhance your performance needs.

Our process takes 2-3 hours. It is very detailed and personal. You will have a pre-fit interview and assessment, to find any problems that may exist.

We utilize a wahoo Kickr stationary trainer so that we can accommodate the spectrum of road, time trial and mountain bikes from 24’ to 29ers. We can also accommodate bolt through axles or quick release, 9 speed through to 12 speed.  The Kickr is quiet and allows us to tie in power based assessments with your bike fit.

We use high definition, high speed video combined with “Dialled in Motion” and “Silicon Coach Pro”, software to dynamically capture your position when riding under load from multiple camera angles.

This gives us a very clear assessment of your true riding technique. We then assess the angles and position of all the relative joints to allow us to make changes to optimize your position.

 During the fitting we will assess the shoe, arch support, cleat position, saddle, stem length and height. We can then make changes and give you a detailed report of before and after fitting.

Your customized report has all the settings for your bike and your body measurements so that should you need to change back to the original settings or are looking to buy a new bike and want all your measurements to give to the bike shop, they are all at hand.

The whole point of a bike fit is to make you sit more comfortably (which will let you ride harder and longer) and to help you ride more efficiently. The transmission between the motor and the bike if you will.

 If you would like further information about bike fitting and assessment, call our friendly reception team for details.

Video Analysis

Getting pain when lifting weights (dead lift and squat particularly)?

Having issues when striking the ball in tennis?

We can help.

Our team can analyse your movement patterns and integrate high speed/high definition video in conjunction with video analysis software to break down what is going wrong and how to fix it.

Gait analysis

Having problems with your running? Want to run faster or longer? Getting injuries in your feet, knee, hips or back? You may have issues with your running technique or shoe choice.

Our team of professionals can use high speed high definition video analysis of you walking and running on our treadmill to help you understand issues with your gait or running technique and help you correct the issues, in real time. Additionally, we can give you running drills and exercises to address deficiencies.

Advice can be given for shoe models appropriate for the anatomy of your feet and legs.

VO2 Max

Vo2 max is a measure of the maximum rate of oxygen consumption measured during incremental exercise/intensity. We use VO2 max as a benchmark or quantitative value of endurance fitness. This can be tracked over a period of time to compare and assess the effects of endurance training.

We generally perform our VO2 max as a submaximal test (Astrand Rhyming protocol) in a barrage of tests for aerobic capacity and training. Our Monark Lc7 is a state of the art testing bike which runs the entire tests and provides a printable result with graph and data.

The great thing about VO2 is that there is lots of quantitative data showing what athletes in a range of sports may be capable of.

Blood lactate

The lactate threshold is the level at which the body produces lactic acid faster than we can reprocess it. For aerobic sports, the importance is that if your lactate threshold is, for example, 140 beats per minute, if your exertion level is above 140 BPM, then your performance or output will start to decrease.  In real terms, if you maintain your output at just under 140 BPM, as long as you maintain adequate fluid and energy intake, you can continue to perform at this level for an extended period of time.

In simple terms, Blood lactate testing gives us the heart rate and workload at which an athlete will cross this threshold.

The relevance to an athlete is that training programs and racing output can be more scientifically set, making training more efficient and giving hypothetically the best potential output in a race.

We can perform lactate threshold testing for a variety of sports and with a variety of equipment including, cycle ergometers, treadmills and rowing machines. We can even test cyclist on their own bike on one of our stationary trainers.

Strength Testing

Our team can tailor strength testing regimes to identify deficiencies and weaknesses that may be impacting on your performance. Additionally, we can benchmark your current capacity to assess the effectiveness of your training program and identify areas we can improve.