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Rood Approach Techniques: Inhibition vs. Facilitation of Muscle Tone

OT436 Final Review
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Facilitate (increase muscle tone)
Fast brushing
Facilitate (increase muscle tone)
Quick stretch
e.g., quick stretch to the triceps before reaching for a cup
Facilitate (increase muscle tone)
Tapping over a muscle belly
Facilitate (increase muscle tone)
Vibration
Inhibit (decrease muscle tone)
Deep pressure to the insertion of a muscle
Inhibit (decrease muscle tone)
Slow stretch
e.g. Slowly stretch biceps before UB dressing
Inhibit (decrease muscle tone)
Weight bearing
Inhibit (decrease muscle tone)
Neutral warmth
Using own body heat, e.g. wrapping a child in a blanket