The E-LINK MyoMeter quantifies the force applied during Manual Muscle Testing (MMT) and helps clinicians evaluate performance over time. This is a procedure for the evaluation of the function and strength of individual muscles and muscle groups based on the effective performance of a movement in relation to the forces of gravity and manual resistance.
The E-LINK MyoMeter is held by the clinician with the curved anvil placed against the body part to be tested. The limb is stabilized and held in the desired starting position. The patient is instructed to hold the limb in position and resist the force applied by the clinician. The clinician applies force gradually until the limb is depressed. The force required to move the limb is referred to as the 'breaking force' and the measurement is recorded in the software.