manual muscle testing

man·u·al mus·cle test·ing

(MMT) (man'yū-ăl mŭs'ĕl test'ing)
Assessment modality for the strength of a muscle through manual evaluation. Rating is done by moving the involved part through its full-range of motion against gravity and then against gravity with resistance.
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Manual Muscle Testing (Clarkson et al 2000) was used to measure strength; it has been validated for use in both a paediatric and an adult population (Rider et al 2010).
Scott Cuthbert, DC, and his associates wanted to know if there was a correlation between manual muscle testing and salivary hormone screening.
Limitations of this case study include the inability to examine how manual muscle testing scores changed from week to week with continued use of FES and the absence of standardized outcome measures such as Timed Up and Go, five-time sit-stand test, Berg Balance Scale assessment, and 6-minute walk test.
In addition, the manual muscle testing (MMT) scale was at times used to document extremity strength when nurses felt the GCS did not adequately reflect the patient's motor deficit (Florence et al.
11), in which neuromuscular findings were evaluated in patients with thyroid dysfunction, muscle weakness was evaluated using the manual muscle testing (MMT) in hypothyroid and hyperthyroid patients, and decreased muscle strength was determined in 37.
Adapted from traditional hands-on manual muscle testing, the microFET2 can help with diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of neuromuscular disorders.
Manual muscle testing has been tested for validity and reliability and is a procedure often used to identify the maximum voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC) so that EMG activity during separate trials can be compared as a percentage of the MVIC (Cuthbert and Good heart, 2007; Frese et al.
Jennifer Greenfield, doctor of chiropractic, specializes in Applied Kinesiology, a system that evaluates the structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing with other standard methods of diagnosis.
PF muscle performance has been evaluated with manual muscle testing (testing the ability to move against gravity or against a force applied by the examiner) [5], isokinetic devices for the measurement of isometric peak torque [6], and handheld dynamometers for the measurement of isometric peak force [7].
Once electrodes were secured, participants were explained the manual muscle testing protocol for achieving data regarding their maximum voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC) for each of the four muscles tested.
Manual muscle testing (MMT) will determine arm, leg and trunk strength.
Manual Muscle Testing at the start of the CIT trial been taken weekly since BJ had been admitted to the rehabilitation unit.

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