Muscle strength is a body function that positively influences people's sports performance and day-to-day activities, whether at work, at leisure, or even in household chores.

Thus, professionals working in the areas of performance training and rehabilitation need to monitor the muscular strength of their athletes, students, patients and clients.

An adequate way to quantify muscle strength is through isometric dynamometers, which are able to identify minor variations.

However, in order to obtain accurate and reliable results, it is essential that the evaluation is carried out in a correct and standardized manner. Otherwise, the evaluation result cannot be compared with normative values or previous evaluations, and in some situations it will not represent the real isometric strength of the evaluated person.

A course that offers the student the best positions for assessments, the best forms of stabilization, normative values and ways to analyze the results, based on a review of the literature and the clinical experience of the lecturers, is the solution for those who have doubts or need to master the resource in no time.

What we will teach you in this course

In this course you will learn fundamental theoretical and practical concepts for performing muscle strength assessments with a hand-held isometric dynamometer in an appropriate way and how to analyze the results. At the end of the course, you will be able to evaluate and interpret results of the muscle groups that work in the ankle, knee, hip, trunk, cervical, scapulothoracic, shoulder, elbow and wrist.
The topics covered will be: Introduction; Concepts; Importance of Muscle Strength Assessment; Test Guidelines; Analysis Guidelines; Materials; Specific Tests.

A practical, quick and simple course on the use of force assessment devices that brings together scientific and practical knowledge, making users of these devices not need years of study to master the resource.

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How does this online course work?

100% online via internet
Video lessons format, professionally recorded in High Definition
“EAD Inteligente” platform with Smart Windows, where you interact with the environment
39 fully detailed video lessons
Has support material for download
Has active forum for questions and discussion on the topic
Has digital certificate of participation
6 months of access to view and review as many times as you like
After registration and payment, you will receive an email for access
João Maria

Luiz Alberto Knaut

- Physiotherapy graduate by the Tuiuti University of Paraná;

- Chiropractic post-graduate by the Inspirar College and Work Physiotherapy by Cebracorp

- Sports Physiotherapy specialist by COFFITO;

- Biomedical Science master – Rehabilitation by the Université de Montréal - Canada

- Acted as a research assistant on Motor Control research labs under Dr Anatol G Feldman (Université de Montréal) and Dra. Mindy F Levin (McGill University), on Montreal – Canada;

- Experienced physiotherapist on the Gait Analysis Laboratory and parasport clinic of the Rehabilitaion Hospital in Curitiba – Paraná; on Coritiba Foot Ball Club; on graduation teaching (Unicentro and Uniandrade) and in post-graduation (Inspirar College); and in own office. 
João Maria

Guinter Pritsch

- Physiotherapist with post-graduate degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy;

- Specialist in Sports Physiotherapy by SONAFE / COFFITO;

- Master degree in Physiotherapy by UNICID;

- E.C. Água Santa's physiotherapy dapartment's coordinator;

- Owner of the Instituto GKP Fisio.

Muscle weakness may be the reason for a person's inability to perform certain activities. In addition, the lack of strength increases the risk of worsening or developing pathologies.

Properly assessing muscle strength can make all the difference in the training or recovery of athletes, students, patients and clients.


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  • Introduction and Theory
  • Evaluation of Ankle Plantar Flexors
  • Evaluation of Ankle Dorsiflexors
  • Evaluation of Ankle Evertors
  • Evaluation of Ankle Invertors
  • Evaluation of Knee Extensors
  • Evaluation of Knee Flexors
  • Evaluation of Hip Extensors
  • Evaluation of Hip Flexors
  • Evaluation of Hip Adductors
  • Evaluation of Hip Abductors
  • Evaluation of Hip Medial Rotators
  • Evaluation of Hip Lateral Rotators
  • Evaluation of Cervical Flexors
  • Evaluation of Cervical Extensors
  • Evaluation of Cervical Lateral Flexors
  • Evaluation of Torso Flexors
  • Evaluation of Torso Extensors
  • Evaluation of Scapula Protractors
  • Evaluation of Middle Trapezius Muscle
  • Evaluation of Lower Trapezius Muscle
  • Evaluation of Upper Trapezius Muscle
  • Evaluation of Shoulder Flexors
  • Evaluation of Shoulder Flexors - sitting position
  • Evaluation of Shoulder Extensors
  • Evaluation of Shoulder Extensors - sitting position
  • Evaluation of Shoulder Abductors
  • Evaluation of Shoulder Abductors - sitting position
  • Evaluation of Shoulder Adductors
  • Evaluation of Shoulder Adductors - sitting position
  • Evaluation of Shoulder Lateral Rotators
  • Evaluation of Shoulder Lateral Rotators - sitting position
  • Evaluation of Shoulder Medial Rotators
  • Evaluation of Shoulder Medial Rotators - sitting position
  • Evaluation of Elbow Flexors
  • Evaluation of Elbow Extensors
  • Evaluation of Wrist Flexors
  • Evaluation of Wrist Extensors
  • Conclusion and Acknowledgment


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