SELF MUSCLE TESTING

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1. CIRCLE AND PRESS

  1. Make a circle with the thumb and ring finger of your non-dominant hand.
  2. Insert the thumb and index fingers of the other hand into this circle from the bottom.
  3. Hold light tension in the circle.
  4. As you ask questions, press the fingers inserted into the circle outward.
  5. Yes = the circle stays closed and holds the press fingers inside.
  6. No = the circle opens.

2. CIRCLE AND POINT

  1. Make a circle with the thumb and ring finger of your non-dominant hand.
  2. Insert the index finger of the other hand into the circle from either the top or bottom.
  3. Hold light tension in the circle.
  4. As you ask questions, pull the index finger and circle apart.
  5. Yes = the circle stays closed and holds the index pointer inside.
  6. No = the circle allows the index pointer to pull out.

3. FINGER RUBBING

  1. Lightly touch the pads of the index finger and thumb of one hand together.
  2. As you ask questions, lightly slide the pads across each other.
  3. Yes = the pads slide very smoothly, there is no resistance.
  4. No = the pads are sticky against each other, there is resistance.
  5. This can also be done using both hands rubbed against each other.

4. ONE HANDED

  1. Place the pad of the middle finger of one hand on the top of the nail of the index finger on the same hand.
  2. The index finger is straight with the middle finger bending to touch it.
  3. As you ask questions, press down on the index finger with the middle finger.
  4. Yes = the index finger stays straight.
  5. No = the index finger bends downward.

5. LEG TESTING

  1. Place one ankle on the top of the opposite thigh at the knee.
  2. Place both hands against the back of the calf of the top leg.
  3. As you ask questions, press the top leg away from you.
  4. Yes = the top leg stays on the thigh of the bottom leg.
  5. No = the top leg falls off the thigh of the bottom leg.

6. STANDING TILT TEST

  1. Stand up and face North.
  2. Relax your whole body particularly around the ankles
  3. Yes = tilt forward (North)
  4. No = tilt backwards (South)

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