Synergies in health and disease: relations to adaptive changes in motor coordination

Show simple item record Latash, ML en Anson, James en 2012-03-28T02:50:30Z en 2006 en
dc.identifier.citation Physical Therapy 86(8):1151-1160 2006 en
dc.identifier.issn 0031-9023 en
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dc.description.abstract This article describes an approach to motor synergies that allows them to be quantified in people with atypical movement patterns during exercise or practice. Within this approach, motor variability may be classified with respect to a task-specific performance variable as "good" (not affecting the variable) or "bad" (changing the variable). The authors review studies of motor synergies in people with typical movement patterns, in people with Down syndrome, in patients after stroke, and in elderly people. Two stages of practice effects on motor synergies are described as being characterized by different changes in the synergy index: an increase followed by a drop in the index. Synergy changes with practice may be accompanied by plastic changes in both descending projections from the primary cortex and interhemispheric projections. The authors emphasize the importance--for practitioners in the area of motor disorders and rehabilitation--of being aware of the latest progress in motor control and coordination. en
dc.publisher American Physical Therapy Association en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Physical Therapy en
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dc.title Synergies in health and disease: relations to adaptive changes in motor coordination en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 8 en
pubs.begin-page 1151 en
pubs.volume 86 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: American Physical Therapy Association en
dc.identifier.pmid 16879049 en en
pubs.end-page 1160 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 91514 en Science en Exercise Sciences en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en
pubs.dimensions-id 16879049 en

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