part c - fitness testing and prescriptioin muscularFitness and flex testing

Part c - fitness testing and prescriptioin muscularFitness and flex testing

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1 Physiotherapy – Fitness Testing and prescription lab Part C Muscular Fitness Field Based Assessment and Flexibility Testing (25 points) Muscular strength and endurance Muscular strength and endurance (MS&E) together define muscular fitness. Muscular fitness is important through out the life span, in the management of chronic musculoskeletal disorders, and for chronic pain. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, the following should be taken into consideration when performing any type of MS&E assessment: The ability of the measurement device to assess fitness is limited due to limitations in various devices (i.e. pads, design). Design limitations should be accounted for when testing anyone for strength or endurance. MS&E tests are specific to the muscle group tested. This should especially be a consideration for athletes. One should select muscular strength and endurance tests with care. Try to express MS&E tests in relative terms when ever possible. For example, use kg / kg body weight. Relative terms are useful for comparing women to men and comparing one group to another. One should try to control factors that effect muscular strength performance such as: Time of day Fatigue Medication use Motivation level Emotional state Make sure that normative data is up to date 1. Find a subject between the ages of 18 and 25 (or low risk) who is not in this class to
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