Muscle Tone Following Stroke

Dorothee Zuleger, MOT, OTR/L, DRS
Thursday, November 21st, 2019


Following a stroke, abnormal muscle tone is a common complication. A single muscle or a muscle group may become completely paralyzed. This is known as hypotonic or flaccid or a muscle may increase in muscle tone. This is known as hypertonic or spastic. This abnormal tone usually occurs in the side of the body opposite to the side of the brain lesion.

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