Brunnstrom method

Brunnstrom method

neurophysiological treatment based on the use of reflexes to elicit movement; stereotyped whole-limb movement patterns (synergies) are facilitated.
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Brunn·strom meth·od

(brŭn'strŏm meth'ŏd)
Occupational or physical therapy treatment approach based on synergy patterns of limb and trunk movement. Six categories or levels of recovery of a neurologically impaired patient.
See also: proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
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Signe, Swedish physical therapist.
Brunnstrom facilitation technique - Synonym(s): Brunnstrom method
Brunnstrom method - exercises for individuals with central nervous system lesions. Synonym(s): Brunnstrom facilitation technique; Brunnstrom proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
Brunnstrom proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation - Synonym(s): Brunnstrom method
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Kuik et al., "The functional recovery of stroke: a comparison between neurodevelopmental treatment and the Brunnstrom method," Scandinavian Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, vol.