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Neurophysiological Mechanisms of Spasticity Modification by Physiotherapy

  • H. Hummelsheim
  • K.-H. Mauritz


The term “spasticity” is used in a variety of circumstances describing impaired movement execution, enhanced muscular resistance against passive movement or abnormal limb postures. Furthermore, many clinicians equate the degree of spasticity with the excitability level of tendon reflexes.


Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Muscle Spindle Neurophysiological Mechanism Spastic Muscle Golgi Tendon Organ 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Hummelsheim
    • 1
  • K.-H. Mauritz
    • 1
  1. 1.Klinik Berlin, Abt. für Neurologische RehabilitationFreie Universität BerlinBerlinDeutschland

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