compensatory movement

com·pen·sa·to·ry move·ment

(kŏm-pen'să-tōr-ē mūv'mĕnt)
Movement used habitually to achieve functional motor skills when a normal movement pattern has not been established or is unavailable (e.g., lateral trunk flexion and exaggerated weight shift to substitute for incomplete shoulder flexion while reaching above shoulder level or external rotation of the shoulder that extends the elbow if the triceps muscle is insufficient).
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Two recent studies have helped identify what is taking place below the surface that might account for a mysterious overabundance of less dense water mixing downward without compensatory movement from below.
This new movement pattern is termed a compensatory movement control strategy.
Rather, the goal is to facilitate their development of gross motor skills, while minimizing the development of abnormal compensatory movement patterns that children with Down syndrome are prone to develop.
Are these CIMT-induced improvements related to more efficient, compensatory movement strategies, such as proximal trunk-shoulder movements, or do they reflect true repair in the sense of regaining neurological functions reflected in more distally oriented hand function?
The moment he rises in order to pass the hurdle, the athlete will suffer only the influence of the weight, the position of his weight center will move in a determinate way within the gravitational field and the movement of the active segments during his passing the hurdle will generate a compensatory movement of the other segments in order to respect the mechanical theorems.
We hypothesized that UL asymmetry would be higher in patients with DMD/BMD than in healthy controls, because patients show many compensatory movements.
Learning in her forties that she was autistic brought her understanding of her life-long difficulties navigating through life--poor social skills, communication difficulties, sensory sensitivities a need for routine, memory issues, and stimming, compensatory movements when trying to be still.
For instance, muscles that make up-down compensatory movements in frontal-eyed species appear aligned for torsional movements in lateral-eyed species.
Inertial effects are crucial for a balanced analysis between anticipatory and compensatory movements.
Using feedback information from the force sensor, another computer will control the finer movements of the fast actuator and will relay signals to the robot controller so it can carry out any necessary compensatory movements of the arm.
It allowed the subject to reduce compensatory movements, such as moving his torso, and to stand in a fixed position" [14, p.
Children with arthrogryposis often do not have enough strength to lift food to their mouths and use awkward compensatory movements or eat with assistance.