3rd Sep 2013
Convert Your Hand Dynamometer Into a Manual Muscle Tester
Manual Muscle Testers normally cost around $1,000 or more. ProHealthcareProducts.com sells several different MMT devices made by JTech Medical, Hoggan Health, Lafayette Instrument, and other manufacturers of high tech evaluation equipment.
If you’re looking for a less expensive option and you don’t need the sophistication of something like the JTech Commander Manual Muscle Tester orHoggan’s microFET 2 MMT, you might consider Baseline’s newly designed MMT conversion kit for hand dynamometers. The kit includes a handle that conveniently connects to the front side of a hand dynamometer. The kit includes three MMT pads (straight, curved, and small circular) that can be easily swapped out to accommodate various muscle testing needs. Although this kit doesn’t include the data storage and software integration that the more sophisticated MMT devices provide, it is a practical tool that can be used by most physical therapists, occupational therapists, chiropractors, and other medical professionals to quickly assess a patient’s strength capabilities and compare them with norms.
Baseline’s Manual Muscle Testing conversion kit can be used with a hand grip dynamometer to create an instrument that therapists can use to perform manual muscle testing.
Baseline’s version of an MMT device can be made more reliable by attaching the Dual Handle Stabilizer, which gives physicians much more control over the testing environment. Instead of gripping a vertical handle with only one hand, the therapist can hold onto two horizontal bar grips when providing resistance to a patient’s pushing force.
The Dual Handle Stabilizer gives therapists and upper hand when conducting MMT evaluations
Shop for more Manual Muscle Testing devices at ProHealthcareProducts.com