Muscular hypertonia: Quantitative analysis

D. Halpern, Robert P Patterson, R. Mackie, W. Runck, L. Eyler

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Abstract

By a statistical method of analysis, the force applied to move a limb passively can be translated into physiologically relevant parameters relating to the functions of the fusimotor system in the skeletal muscle. The parameters identified and measured are the dynamic and static activity of the muscle and their interactions with the varying length of the muscle during stretch. This method of analysis has been shown to be of assistance in evaluating ther reflex status of persons with central nervous system disorders in preparation for treatment and in measuring the effects of treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-218
Number of pages11
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume60
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 1979

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