MANUAL MUSCLE TESTING

"It's like a GPS to find the perfect bite" - Dr. Moses

Manual Muscle Testing (MMT) is a method diagnostic evaluation used by physical therapists, chiropractors, physiological researchers and others concerned with establishing effective treatment and tracking progress throughout a specific regimen. The evolution of current methods of manual muscle testing can be traced back to the early 1900s, when gravity tests were used to assess spinal nerve damage. Modern methods for doing physiological testing have adopted standard accepted procedures and grading systems that allow physicians to understand and communicate muscle testing findings.

Here are the basic steps:

  1. Test patient to determine baseline muscle resistance

  2. Introduce shims to determine best vertical with maximum muscle resitance. 

  3. Test protrusion and midline positions to determine maximum muscle resistance.

  4. Encase in bite registration material to record the best bite. 

Manual Muscle Testing Video

Manual Muscle Testing Video

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