GRIP= Dynamometry- Pedretti Page 992-993

Testing Procedure:

  • Sitting with shoulder ADDucted and elbow flexed to 90 degrees, thumb up towards ceiling .Dynamometer placed in hand by therapist
  • Tell client that their grip strength will be measured-will not feel hand move but should continue to squeeze
  • Therapist encourages client to squeeze as hard as they can
  • 3 trials with 2-3 minutes in between trials
  • Scoring: average of the 3 trials
  • Non-injured hand used for comparison (Pedretti)

Norms: grip_and_pinch_norms

Contraindications=a condition or factor that serves as a reason to withhold a certain medical treatment

  • Inflammation
  • Pain
  • Dislocation/unhealed fracture
  • Recent Surgery
  • Any fragile bone condition

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