NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL BASIS OF FACILITATION AND INHIBITION TECHNIQUES


Armutlu K.

SPASTICITY AND ITS MANAGEMENT WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY APPLICATIONS WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PATIENTS, pp.63-72, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: SPASTICITY AND ITS MANAGEMENT WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY APPLICATIONS WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PATIENTS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-72

Abstract

Almost all physiotherapy applications are based on the principle of facilitation or inhibition of proprioceptive and cutaneous senses, by way of using appropriate techniques, which consequently results in the regulation of motor outputs. Stimulating proprioceptors, mechanoceptors and cutaneal receptors are used as a treatment in neurophysiologica-based physiotherapy. There are special stimulating techniques for every kind of receptor. Although proprioceptors and mechanoceptors have slow adaptation to a stimulus, cuteneal receptors have fast adaptation a stimulus. As a result, it is considered as a disadvantage for clinical applications.