physiological flexion

physiological flexion

an excessive amount of flexor tone that is normally present at birth because of the existing level of central nervous system maturation and fetal positioning in the uterus.
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e) Introduce holding positions, stroking and gentle stretching prior to massage to relieve physiological flexion and abdominal tension.
d) Introduce holding positions, stroking and gentle stretching prior to any massage to relieve physiological flexion and abdominal tension and reduce the occurrence of 'periodic breathing'.
Reduce physiological flexion and the occurance of 'plagiocephaly'
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