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Basic Procedures for Facilitation

  • Susan S. Adler
  • Dominiek Beckers
  • Math Buck
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Abstract

The basic facilitation procedures provide tools for the therapist to help the patient gain efficient motor function and increased motor control. Their effectiveness does not depend on having the conscious cooperation of the patient. These basic procedures are used to:
  • Increase the patient’s ability to move or remain stable.

  • Guide the motion by proper grips and appropriate resistance.

  • Help the patient achieve coordinated motion through timing.

  • Increase the patient’s stamina and avoid fatigue.

Keywords

Muscle Contraction Therapeutic Goal Basic Procedure Therapeutic Exercise Synergistic Muscle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan S. Adler
    • 1
  • Dominiek Beckers
    • 2
  • Math Buck
    • 2
  1. 1.ChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Rehabilitation Centre HoensbroekHoensbroekNetherlands

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