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Brunnstrom's Stages of Recovery

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bjtmeyer's version from 2016-09-30 22:48

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Stage 1No volitional movement initiated
Stage 2The appearance of basic limb synergies. The beginning of spasticity.
Stage 3The synergies are performed voluntarily; spasticity increases.
Stage 4Spasticity begins to decrease. Movement patterns are not dictated solely by limb synergies.
Stage 5A further decrease in spasticity is noted with independence from limb synergy patterns.
Stage 6Isolated joint movements are performed with coordination.
Stage 7Normal motor function is restored.
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