flexion synergy

Elbow contracture

I was out today and saw something else that I think might be due to a stroke. This is not a gait pattern. It has to do with your arm. Commonly, after a stroke, the flexor muscles will be for… Read More ›


Barb e-mailed me a question about her muscles and I said it’s synergistic movement, I was wrong.  She said that sometimes opposing muscles will contract, like when she fires her triceps her biceps will also contract.  That’s not synergy.  Synergistic… Read More ›


When I was in the hospital and doing inpatient rehab my brain was not working very well.  Now, cognitively, it works pretty well I guess but it certainly didn’t then.  I wrote a post entitled Synergistic Movement.  In it I… Read More ›