Rehab Techniques

  1. The vestibular system starts to form at this time.
    8 weeks
  2. - Brain & primitive spinal cord are developed.
    - Embryo becomes a fetus
    - The first sensitivity to touch is displayed in a set of protective movements
    - Vestibular system starts to form
    First trimester
  3. - Fetus explores it's own body - hands to face
    - Fetus actively engages with its own environment
    - Changes in position such as twisting and turning facilitate kinesthetic awareness
    - Auditory system and lung function developed
    Second trimester
  4. - Auditory, vestibular, and olfactory systems intact
    - Visual system nearly set
    - Sensation of light touch intact
    Third trimester
  5. Control of movement is first learned in what plane?
    Sagittal plane - flexion and extension
  6. The ability to co-contract around joints to maintain a stable base and the ability to use muscle groups independently of other groups to get controlled movement results in?
    Mobility superimposed on stability
  7. - Physiological flexion dominates with some random movement
    - Extensors are in an elongated position
    - No purposeful lateral weight shift or rotation
    - Able to visually fixate on objects
    Neonate (0 - 10 days)
  8. - Slight overall decrease in flexion
    - More active rotation present in the head and neck
    - In supine, the head more laterally oriented because flexion has decreased
    - Gravity has acted to help decrease hip and knee flexion; arms are in more external rotation
    One month
  9. - Significant decrease in physiological flexion but has not developed active extension
    - Therefore, may appear hypertonic and disorganized
    - Can visually follow objects
    Two months
  10. - There is much more controlled symmetrical movement
    - Will begin to see active extension
    - Will use much rotation in the cervical spine with head turning and weight shifting
    Four months
  11. Child can sit independently
    Six months
  12. - A time of active sensory-spatial exploration
    - Visual feedback is important for the development of postural control
    - Rapidly developing anti-gravity and mobility skills
    Nine months
  13. Creeping is refined and counter rotation has developed in four-point.
    Nine months
  14. - A period of independent movement - rarely stays for long in prone or supine when awake
    - Has gained all necessary ranges of motion needed to develop and refine higher level of skills
    Twelve months
Author
Vincent
ID
106658
Card Set
Rehab Techniques
Description
Normal Acquisition of Motor Skills
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