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 ?
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).
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
The evidence provided in the literature review supported the use of the BMI, percent body fat, manual muscle test, and six minute walk test tools in determining that the client would benefit from the exercise intervention which was established for her.
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.
Cuthbert's retrospective case series report in this issue examines whether manual muscle tests and salivary hormone tests do correlate.
15-17) Manual muscle tests revealed: 4-/5 on external rotation (French horn test), 3+/5 on the lift-off test, and 5-/5 on all other tests for right shoulder function.
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 ?