Use of Hand Held Dynamometer for the Measurement of Neck Muscle Strength in Asymptomatic Healthy Population - A Short Instrument Review


  • Dod Vrushali Post Graduate Student, DVVPF's, College of Physiotherapy, Ahmednagar
  • Prof. Dr. Anap Deepak (PhD) Professor and HOD, DVVPF's College of Physiotherapy



Handheld dynamometer


When diagnosing and treating patients with a range of neuromusculoskeletal diseases, clinical evaluation of muscle function yields valuable clinical information. Handheld dynamometers can be used in the clinical context to quantify muscle force output.

Isokinetic dynamometers, manual muscle testing, and hand-held dynamometry (HHD) are the instruments that can be used to measure muscular strength. A handheld dynamometer is a very useful and effective equipment in clinical settings, and it can guarantee quantitative strength assessment. Additionally, it is regarded as a valid and trustworthy instrument for determining the strength of the muscles in the upper and lower limbs

Cervical muscular strength is measured using non-standardized techniques. There have been several uses of different instrumentation, settings, constraints, push or pull techniques, and break or create tests. The objective strength values can be captured with reasonable ease and speed using HHD. A person can be tested with HHD while seated or while lying down on a table. If the individual is seated, the trunk can be placed against an immovable object, like a table, or secured with straps. There have been reports of both pushing and pulling techniques with HHD


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How to Cite

Vrushali, D., & Deepak (PhD), P. D. A. (2024). Use of Hand Held Dynamometer for the Measurement of Neck Muscle Strength in Asymptomatic Healthy Population - A Short Instrument Review. VIMS JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, 6(1), 63–65.



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