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[RESEARCH] The Importance of Grip Strength

[RESEARCH] The Importance of Grip Strength - themanualtherapist.com

Grip strength, it's kind of a big deal.

Here are some of the associations a recent study found with grip strength:

  • Higher handgrip values at baseline were associated with a minor reduction in mortality risk in the general population; cardiovascular death in mixed populations (e.g., diabetes, general, and other conditions), and incidence of disability.
  • Chair rise performance over time has suggestive evidence
  • Five other outcomes (walking speed, inability to balance, hospital admissions, cardiac death, and mortality in those with chronic kidney disease) have weak evidence.
  • Two associations were found to be nonsignificant (incident hip fracture and cancer mortality).
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Two big points: While grip strength can help with many tasks (e.g. carrying objects) build grip strength will not reduce all-cause mortality, rather, grip strength is a marker of overall strength and health.

Grip strength should be routinely included in patient assessments.

Via Dr. Zach Walston on instagram
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