purposeful movement

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purposeful movement

Motor activity requiring the planned and consciously directed involvement of the patient. It is hypothesized that evoking cortical involvement in movement patterns during sensorimotor rehabilitation will enhance the development of coordination and voluntary control.
See also: movement


an act of moving; motion.

movement abnormality
includes involuntary movement, lack of flexion or rigidity, hyper- or hypometric.
active movement
movement produced by the animal's own muscles.
ameboid movement
movement like that of an ameba, accomplished by protrusion of cytoplasm of the cell.
associated movement
movement of parts that act together, such as the eyes.
brownian movement
continuous movement of particles suspended within a liquid.
conjugate movement
two parts moving synchronously in the same direction, e.g. the eyes.
disjunctive movement
two parts moving synchronously but in opposite directions.
involuntary movement
a movement which the animal is unable to prevent.
molecular movement
the peculiar, rapid, oscillatory movement of fine particles suspended in a fluid medium.
passive movement
a movement of the body or of the extremities of an animal performed by a person without voluntary motion on the part of the animal.
purposeful movement
see voluntary movement (below).
vermicular m's
the wormlike movements of the intestines in peristalsis.
voluntary movement
performed out of the will of the animal; an intentional purposeful movement.
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Mac is completely immobile, has cortical vision blindness, can eat pureed solids (albeit slowly) but has no ability to drink so has a feeding tube, he has no purposeful movement, can't shoo a fly from his eye, he can't talk and he needs assistance for everything.
Computerised time-motion video-analysis using the Bloomfield Movement Classification was undertaken on the purposeful movement (PM) performed by 55 players.
In carrying out this apparently simple task he was also able to invoke, through the intent gaze and purposeful movement across the frame, the pent-up energy characteristic of his more visionary works.
Even so, a patient stands only to gain from increased tone, improved symmetry, and perhaps even purposeful movement.
He exhibits no purposeful movement, is cortically blind, and cannot speak or perform basic functions.
A number of excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters have been identified, and a balance between both is required to ensure that smooth, purposeful movement takes place.