Manual Muscle Testing for an Active Population: Upper Body
by Brent Brookbush DPT, PT, COMT, MS, PES, CES, CSCS, ACSM H/FS
For an introduction to manual muscle testing (for an active population) including definitions of specific terminology, "why?" manual muscle testing, basic procedures, comparing traditional versus Brookbush Institute recommended scoring, amount of external resistance, what muscles should be tested, length/tension relationships, defining a “good assessment,” and best use check out: Manual muscle Testing: Introduction
The intent of this article is to provide a review of common upper body manual muscle tests including technique, test position, definition of a "strong" result, common compensation, over-active synergists, provocative testing and implicated techniques.
Commonly Assessed Upper Body Muscles: