For years if not decades the fitness community revered cardiorespiratory training as the most important mode of exercise to protect against certain major chronic diseases and to promote good health. Indeed, it is a powerful stimulus in protecting against chronic diseases such as heart disease and certain hormonal based cancers. During these earlier years, resistance training was mostly looked at as a mode of exercise to develop muscular strength and for good musculoskeletal health, and it does provide the stimulus for such. However, research has shown that resistance training is also an important stimulus in protecting against heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases.
In the setting of the physical therapy, occupational therapy, or chiropractic clinic, objective muscle strength testing is mostly used to evaluate the strength of an individual muscle or muscle group for the purpose of:
Muscle Strength Testing Devices
There are various muscle strength testing devices used to test different muscles of the body. These include:
Muscle Strength Testing Devices Verses Manual Muscle Testing
Manual muscle testing is a method of testing a muscles strength where the evaluator/therapist applies the resistance against the subjects extremity (arm, forearm, wrist, thigh, leg, foot) to asses muscle strength and uses a grading system to give a somewhat subjective muscle strength performance score between 0 and 5. Muscle strength testing using a device provides a more objective and quantifiable value that can compared to norms or standards and a more precise method of assessing strength changes over time.
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