Yes, I usually describe tone as what your muscles are doing when you aren't
thinking about it. Hypertonic muscles seem to be on all the time, hypotonic
don't seem to be on at all and then there is everything in between.
Beth T. the OT
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[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of BG Greer, PhD
Sent: Saturday, September 28, 2002 3:51 PM
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Subject: Re: Fibromyalgia
In a message dated 9/28/02 12:17:40 PM, [log in to unmask] writes:
>And `dystonia', sounds like a small Eastern-European country to me,
>rather than a medical term. ;-)
Good one, my Aussie friend. The terms "hyper and "hypotonia" I have heard
referred to as a particular state of a muscle. Some kids with CP who appear
limp as a dish rag are termed "hypertonic".