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A handgrip dynamometer is an assessment tool specifically designed to accurately and quantitively measure a person’s ability to use his or her forearm and finger flexor muscles to apply a gripping force. A handgrip dynamometer is not only important in the evaluation of grip strength for rehabilitation progression and improvement monitoring after hand pathology but has also shown to be a good indicator of health-related quality of life.
Consider the myriad activities we engage in daily that require out ability to grip and hold onto objects and how our lives may be adversely affected if we lost or had significantly reduced our ability to hold things, like tools, grooming devices, steering wheel for driving, holding bags, children, gear, etc. Ensuring a return to an adequate grip strength after pathology is a vitally important patient assessment.
Handgrip dynamometers come with different tension providing features such as hydraulic, pneumatic, and spring, and provide various configurations including electronic digital and gauge reading.
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Rehabilitation Specialists: Physical therapists and occupational therapists use handgrip dynamometers to determine baseline strength measurements in the monitoring of progress overtime in patients receiving rehabilitation treatment for hand injury and dysfunction.
Researchers and Clinicians: Handgrip dynamometry provides a quick and easy assessment protocol to measure muscle strength across populations and in performing associated research.
Geriatric Specialists: Handgrip strength data can provide important information related to muscle wasting progression and frailty in older persons. This data can be relevant to the design of therapeutic interventions and use in monitoring of chronic conditions.
Employers: As a screening tool to assess the capability and injury risk for specific job tasks involving frequent and strenuous handgrip work. It has also been used as a tool to determine compensation from work related injuries. It has also been used to demonstrate limb positioning for proper ergonomics of certain work tasks.