The Motus Melior Lab (MM Lab) is a separate functional unit of the Motus Melior Centre that supports all the other units. It consists of four organisational departments: Department of physiological and sports medicine diagnostics, Department of biomechanical diagnostics, Department of kinanthropometrical diagnostics, Department of kinesiological diagnostics.
The department is equipped with a modern moving carpet (HP Cosmos), a bicycle ergometer (Ergoline), a cardio-pulmonary unit with an ECG (Quark, Cosmed), a lactate meter (HP Cosmos), a mobile indirect calorimeter (BodyGem) and diagnostic ultrasound (Esaote). The primary purpose of the laboratory department is to perform spiroergometric testing and to measure resting metabolism of the general and athletic population. The results of spiroergometric testing show the level of development of aerobic fitness (maximum oxygen uptake) and anaerobic work capacity, and allow the determination of individual load zones in endurance training.
The department also performs ultrasound scanning of muscles and tendons of healthy athletes to determine the risk of muscular and tendon injuries, as well as ultrasound diagnostics of the locomotor system of patients.
The department is equipped with an isokinetic dynamometer (Biodex), a dynamometer for measuring the strength and endurance of the trunk muscles (S2P), a bilateral platform for measuring the reaction force of the substrate (Kistler), an optoelectronic system for walking and running analysis (Optogait), inertial sensors (S2P) and 6-channel electromyography system (Noraxon). The following measurements and analyzes are performed within the department:
• isokinetic measurement of the muscular functions of the legs, hips, shoulders and arms
• isometric measurement of the strength and endurance of the trunk muscles
• measurement of static balance and ankle stability
• measuring the explosive (rebound) power of the legs
• kinematic analysis of gait and running
• biomechanical analysis of landing.
The department is equipped with professional anthropometric accessories and calipers, a medical scale with altimeter (Seca) and multifrequency bioelectric impedance (Tanita). It enables the analysis of the structure and composition of the body according to a 4-component model (body fat, muscle mass, skeletal mass, water), including the regional distribution of muscle mass and body fat.
In addition, a detailed analysis of the eating habits and nutritional status of athletes and the general population is also conducted within this department, using a scientifically based network application developed in collaboration with leading universities such as Harvard and Princeton.
The department is equipped with a wireless set of infrared photo stations to measure sprints (Browser Timing System), professional acceleration and speed measurement radar (Stalker), the optoelectronic system for jump analysis (Optojump), wireless LED-light speed and agility analysis system (FITLIGHT Trainer), and pneumatic trainers to quickly and safely measure maximum leg and upper body strength (Keiser). Within this department, the following measurements are taken:
• acceleration and top speed (sprint)
• reaction rates, speeds of change of direction and agility
• cyclic leg speeds
• explosive and elastic leg strength
• dynamic equilibrium
• maximum leg and upper body strength.
Based on the information collected in the four diagnostic departments, our team of experts can objectively determine the following:
• Biological age, fitness level and health risks in adult persons
• Athletes’ basic and specific physical fitness
• Modifiable sports injury risk factors
• Neuromuscular deficiencies in patients recovering from injuries or pain syndromes that guide the rehabilitation process till full recovery
• Athletes’ readiness to safely return to sport after the completed rehabilitation.
For the last two years, I have been successfully working with Professor Marković on regeneration, fitness and recovery from injuries and pain.
Working with Professor Goran Marković was exceptional - fast, high quality and efficient. We can be proud to have such an expert at our side.
Professor Marković's knowledge and skill have greatly helped me to come back into the field as soon as possible after an injury or painful condition and in good physical state.
Motus Melior has helped me numerous times in my career, both in the rehabilitation of injuries from which I came back even stronger, as well as in my conditional plan and nutrition and regeneration.
Thanks to the Motus Melior team, a back injury that jeopardized my career is behind me, and at the same time I improved the function of my hips and torso.
Unfortunately, injuries are an integral part of professional sports. That is why it is important to have an expert team on your side, such as Professor Marković's. The comfortable and beautiful atmosphere of Motus Melior, with its professional and expert staff, is a winning combination for a quick recovery.
I have been working with the Motus Melior Center and Professor Marković for 3 years. I am extremely pleased with the collaboration so far as they have helped me a lot in recovering from my injuries and improving my fitness. I look forward to continuing this collaboration in the future.
On my manager's recommendation, two years ago I started working with Professor Marković and the Motus Melior Center in the field of injury prevention and treatment and conditioning. So far, I am extremely pleased with the cooperation. I recommend them fully.
Professor Marković is a person I place my trust in. I have been collaborating with the professor and the Motus Melior team for over 6 years, and this collaboration is gaining new dimensions every year. This has greatly contributed to my professional sports development.
I have been working with Professor Marković and the Motus Melior team for 5 years and it is with their help that I am where I am today.
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