Sixty-year-old men and women display amazing grip strength just below a 25 - 30-year-old in the prime of their elite trained, strength life. This is another reason why low grip strength is such an accurate predictor of inability to maintain the activity of daily living and progresses to susceptibility to the most common degenerative diseases. When grip strength is low, the vitality of the body is low! Put this into perspective when you or your patients have a low grip measurement at age 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60 years old and up.
At the very least, grip strength is an accurate measurement of the neurological health of the C5 - T1; the Brachial Plexus and the neuro-synaptic array of the upper motor tracts. A low grip measures the equity you have in the health of your nervous system; and it needs improvement! Grip testing and training makes those practitioners who perform this in their clinics (especially with Low Level Laser Therapy and adjustments) the best functional neurologists in the world.