Handheld dynamometers are used by physical therapists, occupational therapists, chiropractors, sportsmedicine practitioners, researchers, educators, and other medical and fitness professionals to assess muscle strength.
Handheld dynamometers are used to assess the strength of muscles of the upper and lower extremity such as elbow flexors (biceps brachii), elbow extensors (triceps brachii), shoulder abductors (deltoids), shoulder internal and external rotators (subscapularis, infraspinatus, teres minor), knee extensors (quadriceps), knee flexors (hamstrings), ankle plantarflexors (gastrocnemius and soleus), and ankle dorsiflexors (tibialis anterior).
Handheld dynamometers provide a more effective and precise way of measuring a person’s muscular strength than does manual muscle testing (MMT) and provide the convenience of enhanced scoring and reporting of values to involved practitioners.
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The video below provides a basic overview of use of handheld dynamometry presented by one of our most popular handheld dynamometers, the MicroFET2 from Hoggan Scientific, to measure knee flexion and extension.