The Rennbahnklinik is the national market leader in the field of biomechanics. We use state-of-the-art biomechanical measuring methods to record the patient's movements, external strength and muscle activity.
Our specialists analyse the results to gain insights into the cause of injury, enabling them to better control and manage the treatment process. We combine biomechanical findings from cycling, running and gait analysis to gain a functional understanding of the patient's movement. This enables us to tackle the causes of the injury – not just the symptoms. The patient benefits from the close collaboration between the biomechanics department, surgeons, physiotherapists and orthopaedics technicians. This expertise is also directly incorporated into the advice we provide on therapeutic, running and sports shoes.
The Rennbahnklinik's biomechanics expertise is utilised by external doctors, hospitals and institutions across the country. Biomechanical measurement methods are often requested to provide expertise – either by attending doctors or insurance companies.
The Rennbahnklinik is actively involved in research. It has also engaged in joint research with external partners such as the German Sport University of Cologne, or partners in the industry such as Puma International. Much of our research is focused on internal quality controls for operations, surgical techniques and treatment (e.g. elastosonography). At the moment, our core areas of research concern the Achilles tendon and knee areas (anterior cruciate ligament, surgical techniques, rehabilitation), and we are also conducting research in the fields of sports and therapeutic shoes, postural stability and performance requirements for specific sports (e.g. curling).
- Running analysis (kinematic analysis, including pressure distribution measurement)
- Plantar pressure distribution measurement
- Measurement of ground reaction forces (gait analysis)
- Stabilometry (postural control)
- Maximum isokinetic strength measurement (Cybex)