Types of Movement or Muscle Tone

Children With Developmental Challenges 3(2+1)

Lesson 8 : Physical Disabilities- Neuromotor Impairment

Types of Movement or Muscle Tone

Spastic Cerebral PalsyThis is the most common about 80% of people have this type. The muscles are tight and movement is stiff and awkward

Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy: Least common, about 10%.

  • Athetosis: The person has uncontrolled, writhing, floppy movements; and
  • Dystonia: The person has intermittent, alternating muscle contractions resulting in twisting or repetative movements.
  • Ataxia: Movements are shaky (tremor) and there are problems with balance and coordination

Mixed: A combination of 2 or more of the above

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