What is AxIT?

AxIT is a valuable tool used by the physiotherapists and exercise clinicians to make objective and accurate measures of strength and performance.

The system comprises of three different pieces of equipment, allowing for a wide variety of tests on any part of the body. These can range from tests for muscle strength and power, to jump or hop tests, to assessing body symmetry through movement (such as push ups or squats). The system includes:

  • 2 Stomp-ITs (force plates)

  • A Pull-IT

  • A Push-IT

The AxIT system is an easy way to gain a baseline measure of where you, as the patient, are at initially, track your progression over time and identify meaningful discrepancies throughout the process that could be contributing to your injury or pain. This allows your physio to:

  • Develop tailored and targeted exercise programs to achieve the best possible outcomes from rehab

  • Set clear, meaningful and measurable goals for you

  • Use the data to assist in making clinical decisions regarding return to activity

The equipment connects to a tablet via Bluetooth, allowing you and your physio to see data being collected in real time. The results are immediately calculated to compare left to right in force produced, the rate of force production and total force output.

How can AxIT help with rehabilitation and performance programming?

The options are endless. At Zone 34, our clinicians use the AxIT system for:

  • Measuring strength throughout the rehabilitation process

  • Identifying asymmetries in left versus right side testing

  • Athlete screening measures

  • Jump and hop tests

  • Assisting in decision making to return to sport

Seated calf strength test:

This test used particularly for individuals participating in running or jumping sports such as football, AFL and even dance – the Australian Ballet aim for their dancers to achieve 2x their body weight on this test!

 

Mid thigh pull:

This is a useful screening test for posterior chain strength (back, glutes, hamstrings) in a functional position – great for athletes wanting to test their power

 

Jump and hop tests:

These are particularly useful particularly with athletes involving jumping sports (such as basketball or netball) and can even measure vertical jump height and contact time on the force plates

Zone 34 Performance Team

David Watts

David Watts

Exercise Physiologist + Sports Scientist

David Hillard

David Hillard

SPORTS + EXERCISE PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Nicole Baer

Nicole Baer

Gloria Spratt

Gloria Spratt

Bernadette Petzel

Bernadette Petzel

Simon Hall

Simon Hall

Cameron Hyde

Cameron Hyde

Alice Brown

Alice Brown