Isometric vs Isotonic vs Isokinetic – Occupational Therapy Foundations of Practice

Root word meanings Isometric – same length for muscles. Isotonic – same tension. Isokinetic – same speed throughout the movement. Isometric In isometric exercises, the muscles do not shorten or lengthen. These exercises are often referred to as static. For example, a person may hold a plank position and therefore no muscles shorten or lengthen. Other isometric … Read more