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Strength Isometric Test: Knee Flexion strength-isometric Jul 08, 2023

There are two ways to perform this test. Let’s start with option 1 - the handheld option:

  1. Have the client adopt a prone position on a massage table.
  2. To maximize leverage, ensure the Muscle Meter is held close to the practitioner’s body while performing this test. 
  3. ...
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Strength Isometric Test: Supine Hip Internal Rotation strength-isometric Jul 08, 2023

To test supine hip internal rotation (IR) isometric strength with a Muscle Meter, you can follow these steps:

  1. Have the client adopt a supine position lying down on a massage table or mat. Ask the client to bring one of their hips up to 90 degrees.
  2. While ensuring the client keeps their knee...
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Strength Isometric Test: Hip Flexion strength-isometric Jul 08, 2023

To test hip flexion isometric strength with a Muscle Meter, you can follow these steps:

  1. Have the client adopt a supine position on a massage table with their legs out straight.
  2. On the testing leg, ask the client to bring their leg up into approximately 20 degrees of hip flexion.
  3. Once set, take...
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Strength Isometric Test: Ankle 1st Toe Extension strength-isometric Jul 07, 2023

Here is one method for testing 1st toe extension isometric strength:

  1. Have the client adopt a supine position, lying down on a table with their shoes and socks off. Ask the client to slide down the table until their toes of the testing foot are hanging just over the edge of the table. 
  2. To...
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Strength Isometric Test: Ankle 1st Toe Flexion strength-isometric Jul 07, 2023

To test 1st toe flexion isometric strength, follow these steps:

  1. Have the client adopt a supine position, lying down on a table with their shoes and socks off. Ask the client to slide down the table until their toes of the testing foot are hanging just over the edge of the table. 
  2. To ensure...
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Strength Isometric Test: Ankle Dorsiflexion strength-isometric Jul 07, 2023

To test ankle dorsiflexion isometric strength with a Muscle Meter, you would typically follow these steps:

  1. Have the client adopt a supine position, lying down on a table with their shoes and socks off. 
  2. Ensure the foot being tested starts in a neutral position, with roughly 10 degrees of...
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Strength Isometric Test: Ankle Inversion strength-isometric Jul 07, 2023

Testing ankle inversion isometric strength with a muscle meter can be done using the following protocol:

  1. Have the client adopt a supine position, lying down on a table with their shoes and socks off. 
  2. Ensure the foot being tested starts in a neutral position with a small amount of...
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Strength Isometric Test: Ankle Eversion strength-isometric Jul 07, 2023

To test ankle eversion isometric strength, follow these general steps:

  1. With their shoes and socks off, get your client to lie down in a supine position on a massage table.
  2. As this is a rotational test, the Measurz inclinometer will adopt its transverse plane feature. Thus, it is critical that...
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Strength Isometric Test: Knee Hamstring 90/90 strength-isometric Jul 07, 2023

The Hamstring 90/90 test is a physical assessment that measures the flexibility of the hamstrings, which are the muscles at the back of the thigh. 

To test Hamstring 90/90 isometric strength with a muscle meter, follow these steps:

  1. Have the client resting in a supine position on the floor...
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Strength Endurance Test: Wall Sit (Single Leg) strength-endurance Jul 06, 2023

The Single Leg Wall Sit is a useful test focusing more on quadriceps and anterior thigh endurance strength and requires little equipment.

Most research on this test has been performed on high school participants with some research suggesting that an average of 50-75 seconds for males and 35-45...

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Strength Endurance Test: Single Leg Adductor Raises strength-endurance Jul 06, 2023

The Single Leg Adductor Raises test is a physical fitness assessment that evaluates an individual's strength and endurance of the adductor muscles in the inner thigh. This test involves lying on one side and lifting the top leg while keeping it straight and the foot flexed.

 

 

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Strength Endurance Test: Single Leg Side Plank Raises strength-endurance Jul 06, 2023

The Single Leg Side Plank Raises test is a physical fitness assessment that focuses on the lateral stability of the core and hip muscles. This test involves assuming a side plank position and lifting the top leg while keeping it straight and the foot flexed.

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