Follow the instructional manual that comes with your Gripometer or the standard operating procedure prescribed by your Allied Health Professional. Overall, a standard grip test will follow these steps.
Adjust the grip handle position to fit the user
Have the user sit with their feet flat on the floor and their arms at right angles, with the elbow beside the body
The user should then hold the hand Gripometer with their fingers wrapped around one side of the handle and their thumb around the other side
Make sure the dynamometer is reset and you should feel no resistance
Proceed to squeeze as hard as possible, by prompting yourself to “Squeeze, harder, harder… stop squeezing”
Record the measurements and repeat for multiple trials, as needed