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Manual Muscle Testing : Occupational Therapy

[Manual Muscle Testing, Range of Motion, Movement]

Manual Muscle Testing in Occupational Therapy (along with Range of Motion and Core Knowledge of movement is very important to clinical reasoning in occupatoinal therapy. In order to build a plan of care and treatment continuum, an occupational therapy practitioner must know the fundamental principles of MMT, ROM, and movement. BOT has many resources to help you gain more confidence in these principles. 

Helpful Training from The Bridge:

Functional Application of Anatomy and Kinesiology for OT

Range of Motion 

Audio Training on ROM in Occupational Therapy

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Contraindications or Precautions to Range of Motion in Occupational Therapy

Contraindications or Precautions to Range of Motion in Occupational Therapy

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Range of Motion as an Intervention

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How much AROM does your patient need to perform various occupations?

Manual Muscle Testing : Occupational Therapy

Audio Training on MMT in Occupational Therapy

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Core Elements to MMT in Occupational Therapy

Core Elements of MMT in Occupational Therapy

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Causes of Muscle Weakness [Why an OT would do MMT]

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Screening Tools

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Manual Muscle Testing Purpose

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Contraindications or Precautions to Manual Muscle Testing in Occupational Therapy

Contraindications or Precautions to Manual Muscle Testing (MMT) in Occupational Therapy

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Questions to ask yourself after MMT Screen in Occupational Therapy

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Occupational Therapy Interventions for Strengthening

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Motor Dysfunction : Occupational Therapy

Audio Training on Motor Dysfunction in Occupational Therapy

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Core Elements to MMT in Occupational Therapy

What are the basic elements of movement?

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2 Categories of Motor Coordination Dysfunction

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Occupational Therapy Interventions for Motor Dysfunction

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What is Atypical Muscle Tone?

What is Atypical Tone?

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References

References
  • Arbesman, M. and K. Sheard, Systematic review of the effectiveness of occupational therapy-related interventions for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The American journal of occupational therapy, 2014. 68(1): p. 20-26.
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  • Mahle, A.J. and A.L. Ward, Adult Physical Conditions: Intervention Strategies for Occupational Therapy Assistants. 2019, Philadelphia, PA: F.A.Davis. 1057.
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