Abnormal movement: understanding why this occurs

Julie I Swann
  • British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, December 2011, Mark Allen Group
  • DOI: 10.12968/bjha.2011.5.12.580

Understanding how abnormal movement patterns occur.

What is it about?

This article describes how movement is controlled, why abnormal movement patterns emerge, and how HCAs and APs can help patients.

Why is it important?

Within many clinical settings, HCAs and APs encounter patients who present with movement patterns that may deviate from what are considered to be normal fluid movements. Abnormal movements may occur at rest, during an activity, or be present all the time.


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Abnormal movements can be increased or reduced by poor handling and wrong techniques.

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