Muscles, Masses And Motion / Edition 1

Muscles, Masses And Motion / Edition 1

by E. Geoffrey Walsh
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MacKeith Press


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Muscles, Masses And Motion / Edition 1

This book reviews current understanding of 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; 1. Concepts, clinical methods and contractions; 2. Historical and elementary methods of measuring muscle tone; 3. Displacement as the independent variable; 4. Torque as the independent variable; 5. Feedback-induced changes; 6. Measurements of stiffness and inertia in absolute units; 7. Thixotropy: a time-dependent stiffness; 8. Hypotonia; 9. The use of abruptly alternating torques to investigate the postural system; 10. Hypotonia: rigidity, spasticity and other conditions; 11. Whole body vibrations and integrative aspects; 12. Glossary of biomechanical terms; References; Index.

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