Friday, May 2, 2008

Relax and Recover?

This is a great study. It basically says that if a joint is moved passively (someone else moves it or you move it with your "good" hand) there will be neuroplastic (brain rewiring) change. This has big implications for folks who are low level and need to start moving. After there is enough brain rewiring, you may be able to rewire enough to begin moving the joint under its won power. This gives some credence to passive movement that therapists have been doing for decades, but has never been proven effective.

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