manual muscle test


Also found in: Acronyms.

manual muscle test

A technique for estimating the relative strength of specific muscles.
See: tableSOURCE: Starkey, C, Brown, S, and Ryan, J: Examination of Orthopedic and Athletic Injuries, ed 3, FA Davis, Philadelphia, 2010.
VerbalNumericalClinical Finding
Normal5/5The patient can resist against maximal pressure; the examiner is unable to break the patient's resistance
Good4/5The patient can resist against moderate pressure
Fair3/5The patient can move the body part against gravity through the full range of motion
Poor2/5The patient can move the body part in a gravity-eliminated position through the full range of motion
Trace1/5The patient cannot produce movement, but a muscle contraction is palpable
Zero0/5No contraction is felt
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
5) The advantages (simplicity, decreased stress during the procedure, convenience, sample mail-in and temperature stability) have been described, and for these reasons this method was chosen in order to compare the physical applied kinesiology manual muscle test (AK MMT) examination with this laboratory test
As an alternative, the manual muscle test identifies a functional disorder (inhibition) of the locomotor system.
AK practice and experience has shown that when a substance comes into contact with the tongue, there is immediate change of muscle function as determined by the manual muscle test.
Volitional ASIA motor scores derived from the manual muscle test values showed a minor increase from 5 at baseline to 6 posttraining, out of a maximum score of 25 (Table 2).
The increased knee extension moment and small improvement in manual muscle test scores demonstrated that an increase in strength of the stimulated muscles occurred in addition to improved performance during walking.
Secondary endpoints for the trial included the Lower Extremity Manual Muscle Test, the Ashworth Score for spasticity, and Subject and Clinician Global Impressions.
Strength post-spinal cord injury: Myometer vs manual muscle test.
The Nicholas Manual Muscle Tester has been replaced with the new version of the Lafayette Manual Muscle Test System seen in Figure 2.
Two manual muscle tests (MMT) were conducted for each muscle according to the techniques described by Kendall et al.
Appendix 6 contains manual muscle tests of the upper and lower extremity.
The CD contains self-assessments and step-by-step video clips of certified athletic training instructors performing techniques for palpations, range of motion, manual muscle tests, and special tests, as well as a comprehensive test of interactive multiple-choice questions with image labeling, clickable image identification, and critical thinking case study questions.

Full browser ?