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
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Incorporating music technology like the Thermin (see Figure 1) and the Soundbeam (Figure 2) was a fun and motivating way to promote the purposeful movement of students.
6, further requires some specific mechanisms to initiate the purposeful movement of a group and deliver packets effectively along the newly established connection.
Purposeful movement is considered to be movement that is directly related to the content being taught.
Computerised time-motion video-analysis using the Bloomfield Movement Classification was undertaken on the purposeful movement (PM) performed by 55 players.
The improvement class studies instruction at the micro level, dealing with such topics as proximics (purposeful movement toward a student or around the classroom) and subtle classroom routines and rituals.
In truth, the adaptive switch should be positioned so the action is a fluid, purposeful movement using a switch prescribed by a physical-motor specialist.
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.
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.
What is even more disturbing about the Kansas decision is that it is part of a trend that is orchestrated by a well organized, purposeful movement.
Balance is essential for purposeful movement and effective communication.
After the removal of all sedatives, the patient showed no purposeful movement and loss of brainstem reflexes.