abnormal tone

ab·nor·mal tone

(ab-nōr'măl tōn)
Any increase or decrease of muscle tone that results in functional impairment.
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They are abnormal tone of any limb, either hypotonia or hypertonia requiring physiotherapy without gait abnormality and not qualifying for the definition of cerebral palsy.
Following Huang, Teoh, and Zhang (2014) and Brockman, Li, and Price (2015), we estimate abnormal tone by separately regressing each tone measure on various determinants in a cross-sectional panel and then use the residual to capture that portion of the tones that are otherwise unexplained (i.e., abnormal).
Traditional measures of power are not reliable in a patient with abnormal tone.
There was statistically significant correlation between abnormal cry (pvalue-0.049), abnormal tone (p-0.014), abnormal activity (p-0.018), and presence of cyanosis (p value-0.035) on clinical examination and presence of abnormalities on cranial ultrasound.
She highlighted the major therapy protocols and focused on Neurodevelopment approach for more immature the brain, the more it can be trained to develop normally, Correcting abnormal tone through ROM exercises, Encouraging normal motor patterns and positioning, Extinction of primitive reflex , Automatic reactions development, Rood sensory motor approach.
Standing programs provide multiple health benefits to individuals who do not stand under their own power and spend the majority of their time sitting or lying down because of weakness, abnormal tone, or developmental delays.
A premature infant's suck is often characterized by disorganization, but abnormal tone may not be apparent.
Abnormal tone is present when this normal stretch is absent, with persistence of increase in tone or the absence of flexion in a flaccid posture.
Because muscle tone depends on the integrity of the nervous system, abnormal tone is extremely common after a stroke.
His straining to make eye contact increased his abnormal tone. Furthermore, his wife was unable to propel his gerichair, increasing her frustration during visits.
The basic objectives for maximizing the potential of children with cerebral palsy include: 1) developing effective communication skills through techniques such as gestures or signs, assistive communication devices, and oral or written language; 2) improving motor skills by managing abnormal tone and movements, promoting strengthening and coordination, using supportive devices, and preventing and correcting orthopedic deformities; 3) developing independence in daily living activities such as feeding, dressing, and personal hygiene; 4) treating and/or preventing associated problems such as eye-crossing, hearing deficit, malnutrition, aspiration, drooling, gastro-esophageal reflux, constipation, seizures, behavioral problems, and sleep disturbances.