2012 年 12 巻 p. 7-13
The range of motion test (ROM-T) and the manual muscle test (MMT) are basic tests used to evaluate muscle dysfunction. However, it is difficult to accurately diagnose a clinical condition only by quantitative evaluation, which measures a range of motion and muscle power. To determine the clinical condition of a patient with shoulder disorder, it is necessary to perform ROM-T and MMT on the glenohumeral joint and the scapular girdle as well as evaluate movement of the scapula girdle (qualitative evaluation), which has varying mobility and individual muscle strengths. Therefore, informing patients of this evaluation along with educating them on the techniques for performing ROM-T and MMT is important to gain clinical experience.