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Strength Endurance Test: Neck Endurance Tests strength-endurance Jul 05, 2023

Did you know the neck can manage almost 30kg worth of force when the head is flexed to 60°? It's little wonder so many people develop postural-related pain or symptoms in this area given that they may not have the strength to deal with such forces.

Neck strength is often a neglected area when...

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Strength Endurance Test: Shoulder Endurance Tests (10% BW) strength-endurance Jul 05, 2023

Here are the steps to perform shoulder endurance strength testing with a dumbbell:

1. Have the participant sit or stand with their arms at their sides and a dumbbell in one hand.
2. Instruct the participant to raise their arms to shoulder height and hold the dumbbells with their palms facing...

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Speed Testing: 20m Sprint speed Jul 04, 2023

The 20m sprint test is similar to the 10m sprint test, but measures an individual's speed over a longer distance. Here is a step-by-step procedure for performing the 20m sprint test:

  1. Mark the start and finish lines: Find a flat, non-slip surface and mark the start and finish lines using cones or...
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Range of Motion: Wrist Ulnar Deviation range of motion Jul 04, 2023

Procedure:

To test the wrist ulnar deviation range of motion with an inclinometer, follow these steps:

  1. Have the client adopt a seated position with their elbow tucked into their trunk and flexed at 90 degrees with their forearm pronated. 
  2. Align the Measurz inclinometer with the third...
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Range of Motion: Wrist Radial Deviation range of motion Jul 04, 2023

Procedure:

To test the wrist radial deviation range of motion with an inclinometer, follow these steps:

  1. Have the client adopt a seated position with their elbow tucked into their trunk and flexed at 90 degrees with their forearm pronated. 
  2. Align the Measurz inclinometer with the third...
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Speed Testing: Sprint Test speed Jul 04, 2023

The term "Sprint Test" can refer to a variety of tests designed to measure an individual's speed and power. These tests are commonly used in sports and fitness settings to assess an athlete's performance and track progress over time. 

Some examples of sprint tests include:

  1. 10m sprint test:...
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Speed Testing: 10m Sprint speed Jul 04, 2023

The 10 m sprint test is a commonly used test in sports science and fitness testing. It measures the time taken for an individual to cover a distance of 10 meters from a standing start. The time taken to complete the sprint is recorded using electronic timing gates, which can accurately measure...

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Range of Motion: Wrist Flexion range of motion Jul 04, 2023

Procedure:

To test the wrist flexion range of motion with an inclinometer, follow these steps:

  1. Have the client adopt a seated position with their elbow tucked into their trunk and flexed at 90 degrees with their forearm pronated. This test can also be performed with the forearm supported if need...
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Speed Testing: Timed Up and Go speed Jul 04, 2023

The Time Up and Go (TUG) test is a simple and commonly used clinical assessment of mobility and balance in older adults. It involves measuring the time it takes for an individual to stand up from a chair, walk three meters, turn around, walk back to the chair, and sit down again. The TUG test is...

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Range of Motion: Wrist Extension range of motion Jul 04, 2023

Procedure:
To test the wrist extension range of motion with an inclinometer, follow these steps:

  1. Have the client adopt a seated position with their elbow tucked into their trunk and flexed at 90 degrees with their forearm pronated. This test can also be performed with the forearm supported if...
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Speed Testing: Plate Tapping Test speed Jul 04, 2023

The Plate Tapping Test is a simple and quick assessment tool used to evaluate upper extremity function, particularly the speed and accuracy of hand movements. The test involves tapping two plates or buttons alternately with the dominant and non-dominant hand for a set amount of time. The test...

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Range of Motion: Elbow Supination range of motion Jul 03, 2023

Procedure:

Testing elbow supination range of motion with an inclinometer typically involves the following steps:

  1. Start with the client either standing, or sitting upright at the edge of a chair or table. Ensure their elbow is tucked into the side of their trunk with 90 degrees of elbow flexion...
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