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Muscles, masses and motion : the physiology of normality, hypotonicity, spasticity and rigidity - E.Geoffrey Walsh

Muscles, masses and motion

the physiology of normality, hypotonicity, spasticity and rigidity

Hardcover Published: 14th December 2011
ISBN: 9780521432290
Number Of Pages: 220

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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.

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"Geoffrey Walsh's unusual book can be read at several levels by readers from a variety of disparate specialities and disciplines, and all can find in this monograph much to interest and even amuse. Dr. Walsh is clearly a most inventive scientist who has used his talents to design novel appartus to enable the biomechanical characteristics of the human musculoskeletal system to be analysed with regard to joint function, posture, and the control of movement.... a welcome resource on the biomechanical characteristics of the human body....It is likely to be greatly appreciated by all interested in the fundamentals of human physiology and by clinicians concerned with disorders of motor control. It is also relevant to physiotherapy and other remedial professions, especially as a starting point for clinical research." Richard Edwards, British Medical Journal

Concepts, clinical methods and contractions
Historical and elementary methods of measuring muscle tone
Displacement as the independent variable
Torque as the independent variable
Feedback-induced changes
Measurements of stiffness and inertia in absolute units
Thixotropy: a time-dependent stiffness
The use of abruptly alternating torques to investigate the postural system
Hypotonia: rigidity, spasticity and other conditions
Whole body vibrations and integrative aspects
Glossary of biomechanical terms
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ISBN: 9780521432290
ISBN-10: 0521432294
Series: Clinics in Developmental Medicine
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 14th December 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.66 x 18.19  x 2.34
Weight (kg): 0.73

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