applied kinesiology

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applied kinesiology

A type of kinesiology which uses muscle testing in relation to all body functions.
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Manual Muscle Testing (Clarkson et al 2000) was used to measure strength; it has been validated for use in both a paediatric and an adult population (Rider et al 2010).
The approximate strength of those remaining motor neuron pools can be measured indirectly through muscle testing of the appropriate areas, such as in the grip strength tests.
Scott Cuthbert, DC, and his associates wanted to know if there was a correlation between manual muscle testing and salivary hormone screening.
Limitations of this case study include the inability to examine how manual muscle testing scores changed from week to week with continued use of FES and the absence of standardized outcome measures such as Timed Up and Go, five-time sit-stand test, Berg Balance Scale assessment, and 6-minute walk test.
In both of these studies the spring within the Threshold IMT[R] was modified to enable expiratory muscle testing and EMT.
In addition, the manual muscle testing (MMT) scale was at times used to document extremity strength when nurses felt the GCS did not adequately reflect the patient's motor deficit (Florence et al.
11), in which neuromuscular findings were evaluated in patients with thyroid dysfunction, muscle weakness was evaluated using the manual muscle testing (MMT) in hypothyroid and hyperthyroid patients, and decreased muscle strength was determined in 37.
Perhaps most fascinating is Mincolla's use of Electromagnetic Muscle Testing, a biofeedback system that uses automatic responses from the nerves and muscles to test for everything from food allergies to blockages and energetic weaknesses.
Focusing first on goniometry then on muscle testing, she proceeds by body region from the head through the upper extremity and thoracic and lumbar spine to the lower extremity.
For the above-mentioned laboratory, a biofeedback-assisted muscle testing and training system (MTS) should be purchased.
Individual muscle testing of the right upper extremity demonstrated deficits in wrist extension 2/5 and finger extension 1/5.