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ROOD Techniques

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Slow stroking
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An INHIBITORY technique used to relax hyper-kinetic (overactive muscles) patients
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Slow rolling/rocking
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Quite effective in INHIBITING general muscle hypertonicity (rigidity or spasticity) Where as fast rocking is contra-indicative because it increases the spasticity.
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Hypotonia
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Vestibular stimulation is very important for cases with…
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Parkinson’s
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Neutral warmth & slow rolling for relaxation, and stimulation for reciprocal movement patterns is useful for ___________ disease.
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Neck co-contraction
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First stability pattern an OT should facilitate because it is essential for head control is…..?
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High frequency vibration
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FACILITORY technique to increase extensor tone
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Quick ice
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FACILITORY technique in which client should try and do opposite reflexively of what therapist does (stimulates muscle)
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Tendon tapping
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FACILITORY technique that increases muscle tone
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Slow reversal
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PNF technique used to increase ROM
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Noxious stimulation or odors
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Stimulation that is painful is a FACILITORY technique that helps normalize flaccid muscles.
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Perfume or pleasant odors
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INHIBITORY technique that helps normalize hypertonic or spastic muscles
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Constant pressure
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(Deep pressure as well) The rigid field of an orthokinetic cuff would be INHIBITORY
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Facilitory technique
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Light rapid brushing, change in environment such as turning ON lights, tapping, quick stretch, heavy joint compression, noxious odors & painful stimuli
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Facilitory technique
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Aimed to stimulate, “come alive” or maintain control of a muscle group
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Inhibitory technique
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Change in environment such as turning OFF the lights, gentle shaking of upper limb, slow rocking, deep pressure, slow stroking, and neutral warmth
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Inhibitory technique
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Aimed to quiet/relax/dampen overactive muscle groups
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Heavy joint compression
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A FACILITORY technique applied manually and longitudinally through a joint in a weight bearing position.
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Neutral warmth
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Wrapping a person or a specific body part in a blanket will result in a relaxation response this is called using __________
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Maintained stretch
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This is done to an overactive muscle and it will INHIBIT spastic muscles when done correctly.