On the one hand, we employ treadmill ergometry to test the performance of athletes. To this end, we conduct not only an ECG diagnosis (ergometry) but also spiroergometry. By measuring the concentrations of oxygen (O2) and carbon dioxide (CO2), we are able to precisely determine your anaerobic threshold. In this way, we can design a training plan based on an exact analysis of your performance.
On the other hand, treadmill ergometry helps us measure the walking distance of patients who suffer from a known or suspected circulatory disorder (peripheral artery occlusive disease = PAOD, intermittent claudication). Usually, the treadmill is set at a speed of 3 km/h (2 miles/h) and an incline of 12%.
Treadmill ergometry helps to establish the extent of the peripheral artery occlusive disease and thereby is an important component in the course of treatment.