Base line tests

Before the patient participates in the McMillan exercise program it is important to record some baseline tests so we can establish any improvements that take place during the course of the rehab program. one of the tests used was the

Handgrip Strength Test  

The purpose of this test is to measure the maximum isometric strength of the hand and forearm muscles. Handgrip strength is important for any sport in which the hands are used for catching, throwing or lifting. Also, as a general rule people with strong hands tend to be strong elsewhere, so this test is often used as a general test of strength.

Helen C. Roberts, Hayley J. Denison, Helen J. Martin, Harnish P. Patel, Holly Syddall, Cyrus Cooper and Avan Aihie Sayer, A review of the measurement of grip strength in clinical and epidemiological studies: towards a standardised approach. Age Ageing (2011) 40 (4): 423-429.

Video of the test

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