Tonic stretch reflex threshold as a measure of spasticity: implications for clinical practice.

@article{Calota2009TonicSR,
  title={Tonic stretch reflex threshold as a measure of spasticity: implications for clinical practice.},
  author={Andra Calota and Mindy F. Levin},
  journal={Topics in stroke rehabilitation},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={177-88}
}
Lance's definition of spasticity states: (1) the excitability of the tonic stretch reflex threshold is the conceptual unit of measure of spasticity; (2) because spasticity is a velocity-dependent phenomenon, different velocities of stretch should be used to evaluate spasticity; and (3) measures should provide insight into the role of spasticity in disordered motor control. This article reviews studies of clinical and laboratory-based methods to evaluate spasticity. There is a lack of consensus… CONTINUE READING
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