Welcome to PHY 1103

Iso-what?? Contractions?

Forget about the text book actions of muscles, relate them to real life movement.

Dive into isotonic and isometric muscle contractions and get to know the real movers!

Apply your text book knowledge in new ways to your assessment and treatment!

Course Information

Course Title Iso-What?? Contractions
Course Description This course deals with the practical application of isotonic, isometric and isokinetic principles in assessment and treatment.

Apply your book knowledge in new ways!

Course Code  PHY 1103
Course Category Muscle Physiology
Release Date 2017-01-01
Course Author Edi Guzy
Course Publisher Bodymechanix Limited
Certification No
Price 0 – FREE
Course Duration 60:00 minutes (average learner)
Video No
Audio No
Animation No
Assessments No

Contents and Learning Objectives

Definitions and Rationale  (60:00 min)

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

  • define isokinetic, isometric, isotonic eccentric and isotonic concentric muscle contractions
  • differentiate the above types of muscle contractions
  • use specific examples for the each of the above muscle contractions in the context of every day movement
  • apply the above concepts to your assessment and treatment


Target Groups
  • Massage therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Sports trainers
  • Students of the above
Pre-requisites (essential for understanding) Not applicable
Co-requisites (nice to know)
  • Language of anatomy
  • Movements of synovial joints
  • Specific movements allowed by the major synovial joints
  • Muscles facilitating movement at particular joints
Validation Level 5
Testing Yes – informal
Certificate available  No


Navigation is quite easy and follows common conventions.

There is a quick revision section called In A Nutshell at the end of each lesson together with comprehension questions.

Once you have finished a lesson, press the  button (just above the comments section below on the left). Your progress status will then change.

At the end there is a final test which is more of a revision helping you consolidate what you have learned.

If you want to communicate anything about the course, please use the comments field at the bottom of each page