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    Concerning Kendall's Muscles: Testing and Function although the book is
    a standard reference one should not jump to the conclusion that the
    information contained within is necessarily valid or reliable. One of
    the problems with the book is that none of the muscle tests are
    referenced, as best as I can tell. Thus, one has no way to judge what
    evidence there is for the validity of any of the tests without going
    straight to a Medline search. Further in some cases there are studies
    that have shown that the method of testing as espoused by Kendall et al
    are not valid (e.g. the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis,
    pectoralis, latissimus dorsi, and the anterior, middle, and posterior
    deltoid muscles see: Kelly BT, Kadrmas WR, Speer KP. The manual muscle
    examination for rotator cuff strength: An electromyographic
    investigation. Am J Sport Med 1996;24(5):581-8). I know that this
    reference was published after Kendall it just happens to be one I know
    about. Still it shows that the methods described which may be rational
    given the anatomy may not be valid.

    "Judith Taber, PT" wrote:

    > Look at Florence Kendall's Muscles: Testing and Function and/or at her
    > video library of manual muscle testing for precise descriptions of test
    > postions. Why not contact Florence about reliability/validity of those tests?
    > Judith Taber, PT


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