Critical to the accuracy of a manual muscle test is the location of the resistance and the consistency of applicaa tion across all patients. ... The therapist also should understand that the weight of the limb plus the influence of gravity is part of test response. ... a full range of motion in a direction against the pull of gravity ( Grade 3), resistance is applied perpendicular to the line of gravity (Grades 4 and 5).
|Title||:||Daniels and Worthingham's Muscle Testing:Techniques of Manual Examination and Performance Testing, 9e|
|Publisher||:||Elsevier India - 2013-09-01|