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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

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Published: 14th December 2011
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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.

' ... a welcome resource on the biomechanical characteristics of the human body. It is also welcome as a clear manifestation of the integrative role of physiology.' Richard Edwards, BMJ

Foreword
Introduction
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
Hypotonia
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
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521432290
ISBN-10: 0521432294
Series: Clinics in Developmental Medicine
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 14th December 2011
Publisher: BLACKWELL PUBL
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.66 x 18.19  x 2.34
Weight (kg): 0.73