Normal movement and anatomy of muscle

Understanding movement

To understand what happens to muscles and movement after a stroke we must first look at normal movement.

Normal efficient movement is the ability to perform a movement that is:

  • Smooth
  • Efficient
  • Co-ordinated
  • Goal orientated/specific
  • Graded

It may be :

  • Voluntary or involuntary
  • Automatic
  • Following patterns

Which five components are required for normal movement?

Correct answers

Normal balance reactions and co-ordination

Yes, normal balance reactions and co-ordination is required for normal movement.

Normal sensation

Normal sensation is required for normal movement.

Normal patterns of movement

Yes, patterns of movement is required for normal movement.

Normal postural tone

Yes, normal postural tone is required for normal movement.

Normal joint range and muscle length

Normal joint range and muscle length is required for normal movement.

Incorrect answers

Normal emotional state

No, normal emotional state is not required for normal movement.

Normal hearing

Normal hearing is not required for normal movement.

Normal bladder function

Normal bladder function is not required for normal movement.

Page last reviewed: 01 May 2020