Prevent Contracture with Exercise and Stretching

If we don’t exercise including stretches, our muscles, tendons and ligaments will shorten and we may lose the full range of motion. This is called contracture and exercise including stretching will help strengthen and lengthen our muscles, tendons and ligaments and prevent contracture. A tendon is a fibrous connective tissue …

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What is Spasticity?

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Spasticity refers to a wide range of involuntary muscle contractions that result in muscle spasms or stiffness. Spasticity interferes with the ability to control muscle movement and usually involves the muscles of the legs and/or arms. Spasticity is inconsistent, depending on many factors, including infections, temperature, stress, pain, position and …

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