Assess Muscle Strength & Fatigue
with Objective Tools.
AEVERL Medical develops, manufactures and distributes LifeForce
QMA software, evaluation instruments and muscle strength and fatigue
All muscles or muscle groups that can be isolated may be tested, using Hand Held or Fixed Myometry instruments.
Instruments are available with maximum capacities from 1.1 lbf to 1000 lbf. Incredibly accurate instruments provide a platform for repeatable and consistent data acquisition. Your testing protocols, training and encouragement ensure patient participation and data consistency.
Fixed Myometry utilizes a relative fixed point for the patient to exert effort. This may be a frame or wall mounted unit. Fixed Myometry is primarily utilized in research facilities to assess their desired muscles. Rehabilitative clinics may utilize fixed myometry with stronger muscles or larger muscle sets.
Replicate manual muscle testing with
Hand Held Myometry
the therapy center, clinic or the patient's location,
with the advantage of Acquiring objective, repeatable and transferrable data.
For those that Specialize in
1. Hand grip strength and fatigue (five positions)
2. Pinch grip strength and fatigue (tip, key and palmar).
3. Individual Finger strength and fatigue.
Documentation of the progress of your patient
through therapy or research may be acquired and reported
electronically. Professionally designed reports are
automatically populated with the patient information and acquired data.
You complete the patients documentation with your
evaluation and observations.
Evaluation may be continuing through therapy -
Compare the visit of your patient to a previous or baseline visit. Documentation may include the measured effort and the percentage change of each muscle tested from a previous visit.
PT Evaluation with a report may be completed in minutes.
Compare the effort of your
patient to NORMAL.
The efforts of a patient may be compared to those of an expected normal, based on age, gender and BMI (Body Mass Index). The difference between the efforts of the patient and the expected amounts may be displayed as a percentage of deviation. Deviation from an expected normal are calculated for each muscle or muscle group in the visit requested. Documentaion may be requested at the conclusion of each visit, and a comparision made to the original visit, current visit or visit or your choice. A high and low range as a percentage of the expected amount for each muscle tested are also calculated, to assist you in highlighting an area that you may determine requires additional attention.
In research and clincial evaluation, efforts made by the patient scoring below the anticipated lower levels of deviation may indicate abnormal weakness of that muscle or muscle group. Further assessment may be wise.
Lower scoring may also indicate that the patient is not fully engaged in the protocol, and the efforts are not representative of their true capacities. This may be beneficial when a patient is completing a Funcional Capacity Examination (FCE).
Normal predictive calculations are based on publications by Mathiowetz, Bohannon, etc. Reports with normal comparisons include those efforts most tested, the Extremeties and Hand and Pinch strength testing. <more>