Muscles, Masses And Motion / Edition 1

Muscles, Masses And Motion / Edition 1

by E. Geoffrey Walsh
     
 

This book reviews normal muscle tone and how it differs in spastic, thixotropic and hypotonic patients. The book contains practical advice on measuring the postural system and will be of interest to pediatricians and also to physiologists involved in investigating muscle tone.See more details below

Overview

This book reviews normal muscle tone and how it differs in spastic, thixotropic and hypotonic patients. The book contains practical advice on measuring the postural system and will be of interest to pediatricians and also to physiologists involved in investigating muscle tone.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521432290
Publisher:
MacKeith Press
Publication date:
12/14/2011
Series:
Clinics in Developmental Medicine Series, #12
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
0.56(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
1Concepts, Clinical Methods and Contractions1
2Historical and Elementary Methods of Measuring Muscle Tone22
3Displacement as the Independent Variable38
4Torque as the Independent Variable43
5Feedback-Induced Changes59
6Measurements of Stiffness and Inertia in Absolute Units67
7Thixotropy: A Time-Dependent Stiffness78
8Hypotonia103
9The Use of Abruptly Alternating Torques to Investigate the Postural System118
10Hypertonia: Rigidity, Spasticity and Other Conditions133
11Whole Body Vibrations and Integrative Aspects166
12Glossary of Biomechanical Terms191
References205
Index215

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