Manual Muscle Testing Quiz

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Get ready for this manual muscle testing quiz that we have brought here for you. Manual muscle testing is used in restoring and recovery of muscles and tendons. It is performed using manual strength testing and functional tests. This is a study aid designed to assist in studying manual muscle testing. So, try out the quiz and check your knowledge for the same. All the best to you with this quiz, and also have fun!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Manual muscle testing is the application of ________ by the tester or by the _____ to the voluntary maximum _______ of the patient's muscle.
    • A. 

      Resistance, force of gravity, contraction

    • B. 

      Pressure, force of resistance, volume

    • C. 

      The force of gravity, contraction, resistance

    • D. 

      Bandages, assistant

  • 2. 
    True of False MMT is appropriate for clients who are able to VOLUNTARILY contract muscles.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Individual muscles may not  be isolated and tested separately.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    "Due to damage of the motor cortex, James has lost tone in the muscles of in his U.E. In order to assess how much contractability he has. The O.T. must first perform an MMT.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Functional strength can only be performed in a clinical setting. The controlled environment enables the OT to properly assess the patient without distractions and ensure proper functioning when the patient performs various ADLs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The biggest advantage of MMT is that no equipment is required.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Possible muscle fiber tears may occur with the excess application of resistance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Palpation best performed
    • A. 

      By placing and pushing the thumbs on the medial and lateral sides of the muscle to be tested

    • B. 

      Using the middle finger

    • C. 

      By using the index finger

    • D. 

      By allowing the patient to "pump" the muscle by flexing

  • 9. 
    A muscle that demonstrates contractility would be graded as
    • A. 

      Trace (T) or 1/5

    • B. 

      Fair (F) 3/5

    • C. 

      Good (G) (4/5)

    • D. 

      Normal (N) (5/5)

  • 10. 
    Resistance application of manual resistance is a concrete variable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    MMT has excellent reliability and validity above the fair or 3/5 grade
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    When testing resistance on one-joint muscles, the external force is best applied
    • A. 

      At the end of the range

    • B. 

      At or near midrange

    • C. 

      At the lateral side of the joint

    • D. 

      The medial side of the joint

  • 13. 
    When testing resistance on two-joint muscles, maximum resistance is best applied
    • A. 

      At the end of the range

    • B. 

      The lateral side of the joints

    • C. 

      At or near midrange

    • D. 

      The medial side of the joints

  • 14. 
    True or false: "Group muscle testing has increased functionality, and assessment occurs throughout the entire ROM."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Testing at the end range of motion with muscle providing isometric contraction is called a
    • A. 

      Break test.

    • B. 

      Resistance check

    • C. 

      Contractability test

    • D. 

      Make test

  • 16. 
    Testing throughout the range in the direction opposite of the muscle´┐Żs rotary component; the muscle performs a concentric type of contraction is called a
    • A. 

      Break test.

    • B. 

      Resistance check

    • C. 

      Contractability test

    • D. 

      Make test

  • 17. 
    Client cooperation is an experience of the tester, the tone of voice (or tester), ambient temperature, the temperature of the limb being tested, diminished distractions to the patient and/or tester, posture, fatigue, the clear operational definition of muscle grades all increase.
    • A. 

      Reliability of the MMT

    • B. 

      The objectivity of the MMT

    • C. 

      Assessment of the MMT

    • D. 

      PAtient's results of the MMT.

  • 18. 
    Matching: isometric dynamometer isotonic dynamometer isokinetic dynamometer _____________________________________________________________ A)uses constant weight or resistance with muscle contraction at accommodating speed and at accommodating resistance B)assesses limb muscle groups; measures peak and average force, reaction time, rate of motor recruitment of motor units and maximum voluntary exertion and fatigue C)strength is measured as joint moves at constant preselected speed; resistance is applied throughout the ROM
    • A. 

      1)A 2)B 3)C

    • B. 

      1)B, 2)A 3)C

    • C. 

      1)C 2)B 3)A

    • D. 

      1)A 2)C 3)B

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