The use of manual muscle testing began in the early 1900s while studying
muscle function in patients with poliomyelitis. It remains today an important
tool for assessing the extent of muscle weakness.
Therapists assess muscle force to evaluate treatment effectiveness. There
is a need for quantitative, objective measures of muscle force to provide
documentation of progress and intervention efficacy.
The CITEC dynamometer facilitates a quick, quantitative, objective assessment
of muscle force. This little yet powerful device is used by medical specialists
in a broad range of neuromuscular disciplines.
Due to its ergonomic shape, the CITEC dynamometer is suitable for measurement
of nearly all clinically relevant muscle groups. The CITEC dynamometer
is used as a diagnostical tool aimed at assessing the loss of muscle strength.
Also, the CITEC can used to evaluate treatment effectiveness in time.
In this way, effects of medication or therapy can be monitored quantitatively.
Some examples to indicate the range of use of this handy precision instrument:
||diagnosis of the objective muscle strenght
in a certain moment
||evaluating the development of muscle strenght
||assessment of pain intensity related to
||assessment of proximal or distal muscle