Monday, April 3, 2017

Insights in Manual Muscle Testing

Manual Muscle Testing Grades


Grade:
Definition:
Zero (0/5)
The subject demonstrates no palpable muscle contraction.
Trace (1/5)
The subject’s muscle contraction can be palpated but there is no joint movement
Poor Minus (-2/5)
The subject does not complete range of motion in a gravity eliminated position
Poor (2/5)
The subject completes range of motion with gravity eliminated.
Poor Plus (+2/5)
The subject can initiate movement against gravity, but no further than a few degrees.
Fair Minus (-3/5)
The subject does not complete the range of motion against gravity but does complete more than half the range
Fair (3/5)
The subject completes range of motion against gravity without additional resistance
Fair Plus (+3/5)
The subject completes range of motion against gravity with minimal additional resistance
Good Minus (-4/5)
The subject completes range of motion against gravity with minimal to moderate resistance
Good (4/5)
The subject completes range of motion against gravity with moderate resistance
Good Plus (+4/5)
The subject completes range of motion with mod to maximal manual resistance
Normal (5/5)
The subject completes range of motion against gravity with maximal manual resistance



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