Modified Ashworth Scale

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0
no increase in muscle tone (static/ doesn't move) _no catch
1
slight increase in muscle tone, manifested by a catch and release or by minimal resistance at the end of the range of motion when the affected part(s) is moved in flexion or extension

(hesitation at end range but can move back down)
1+
slight increase in muscle tone, manifested by a catch, followed by minimal resistance through the remainder (less than half) of the ROM

HALF ROM
2
more marked increase in muscle tone through most of the ROM, but affected part(s) easily moved
3
considerable increase in muscle tone, passive movement difficulty (PROM)
4
Affected part (s) rigid in flexion or extension

rigid= from brainstem
can be decerebate or decortabate
try positioning, but, need drugs/ botox
deinnervate the nerve to relax
stretch and splint
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