Description

— The therapist resists a pattern of motion so all the muscles are contracting and tense. You can start with an initial stretch reflex.

Range

New effort with stronger contraction

New effort with stronger contraction

New effort with stronger contraction

New effort with stronger contraction

New effort with stronger contraction

Initial stretch from beginning of range

New effort with stronger contraction

Repeated stretch through range Repeated stretch through range Repeated stretch through range

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Initial stretch from beginning of range

O Fig. 3.6. Repeated Stretch through range: stretch reflex at the beginning of the range and repeated stretch reflex through range (Drawing by Eisermann)

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