Rehabilitation and Therapy
Spasticity and excessive muscular cocontraction during movement are common impairments following upper motor neuron (UMN) lesions. For example, during voluntary ankle dorsiflexion, individuals with spastic type cerebral palsy (CP) do not inhibit the antagonist triceps surae motoneuron pool.
Leonard, Charles; Diedrich, P. M.; Matsumoto, T.; and Kerr, G., "Afferent Convergence from Divergent Sources Appears to Enhance the Spastic Patient's Ability to Inhibit Antagonist Motoneurons During an Agonist Contraction" (1995). Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science Faculty Publications. 8.