Applications

The application of Myoton technology provides invaluable information on the condition of muscles in several fields of medicine and sports.

The relevance of the biomechanical properties for determining the functional state of muscles has only recently been more clearly understood. For research in the following applications, Myoton opens a whole new field for better understanding how Tone, Stiffness or Elasticity are related to muscle health and physical condition.

This new set of information allows objective assessment of the efficacy of various factors, such as  interventions, sports, exercise, symmetry, injuries or aging. Potentially Myoton technology could help to detect muscle disease at an early stage, so that a more effective medical treatment can be provided. These and many other potential fields of application still remain to be studied.

Research to date on reliability and validity of Myoton technology is promising, and the technique is robust in various clinical conditions and environments.

Research

Medical

A number of medical areas have been identified in which Myoton technology could add value to assess muscle abnormalities and treatment efficacy.

Sport

Studies in various sports indicate that Myoton may be a useful tool for monitoring the physical condition of muscles in the training and recovery process.

Relevant muscles

Many superficial muscles, tendons and other soft tissues can be measured with Myoton. The list below provides the most relevant ones which are associated with sports performance, injuries or medical conditions, and are accessible with Myoton.

Need for Muscle Measurements

To improve people’s muscle health, Myoton leads the way in the non-invasive and cost-effective assessment of soft biological tissues that is consistent with the principles of preventative and evidence-based medicine.

Muscle measurements can be driven by the need for muscle conditioning or need for relaxation. Need for Muscle Conditioning can be related with the development of muscle performance for sports, recovery from disease or injury. Need for Muscle Relaxation can be related with neurological disorders, myo-fascial pain, decreased range of motion, stress, muscle injury or inflammation, musculoskeletal diseases, ageing.

As in nature, delicate balance is a key element for harmony, thus the Myoton parameters within an optimum range provide an indication of good muscle health!

How does it work?