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|Tone is the amount of tension in a muscle when it is at rest. There are generally 4 types of muscle tone. High tone is when the muscle is stiff or harder than normal at rest & low tone is when the muscle is loose or softer than normal at rest. This is called hypertonicity & hypotonicity respectively. Another type of tone is fluctuating tone. Flucuating tone is present when then muscle tone varies between high, normal, & low. The last type of tone is normal tone. |
Disorders such as Cerebral Palsy affect the amount of tone found in one`s muscles. High tone, low tone, & fluctuating tone make it very difficulty to move in a coordinated fashion.
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