Measurement of muscle tone in response to stretching. Combination of Wartemberg's test with EMG

G. Felicetti, F. Zelaschi, M. Mingon, G. D. Pinna, M. Maini

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Abstract

The Authors of this survey evaluated the variation of the muscle tone, by the computerized pendulum test, associated with an EMG surface measurement, which allows a better examination and a wider collection of information relevant to the characteristics of the stretching phasic reflex. 30 hemiplegic patients were examined: 10 out of them could be included in the 'normotonic' group, 10 in the 'surface hypertonic' group and 10 in the 'persistent flaccid' group. The achieved results show that this method provides a greater accuracy in measurements, a standardization of the analysis procedures and a memorization of data, thus allowing to carry out subsequent controls after both the pharmacological and the rehabilitative treatments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-201
Number of pages7
JournalRiabilitazione
Volume21
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation

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