This reciprocal inhibition
(Wolpe, 1954) is the primary tool for desensitizing trauma memories in effective treatments for PTSD (Foa et al.
can sometimes relieve the cramp.
They were used to create reciprocal inhibition
in the Mathematics anxious student and thus he had to relearn the new behaviour of being able to relax with the stimulus of Mathematics.
It is replaced by the antagonist-contraction which, via reciprocal inhibition
(see section Reciprocal Inhibition
), serves to relax and further stretch the muscle that was subjected to the initial passive stretch.
I've worked in oral surgery for 15 years, so I do a lot of specialty things: TMJ, reciprocal inhibition
and sports massage.
allows for coordinated contraction of opposing muscles in which the agonist contracts as the antagonist relaxes.
Over the years in treating PTSD, I have been successful using relaxation techniques and behavior modification techniques, such as reciprocal inhibition
and systematic desensitization, coupled with guided imagery.
Among the many theories, the most favored by dance medicine specialists is called reciprocal inhibition
, says athletic trainer Megan Richardson, who works with dancers at the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries in New York City.
5 10 BVRT (i) 9 11 Visuospatial/visual motor ROCFcopy quality 10 10 ROCF copy time 5 min 20 sec 4 min 30 sec BVRFT (h) 26 27 Astereognosis 5 5 Poppelreuter's test 10 10 Block design WAIS 5 6 Ideomotor praxis 0 errors 0 errors Ideational praxis 0 errors 0 errors Reciprocal inhibition
0 errors 0 errors Motor alternate Not (m) Not Motor coordination Not (n) Not Rhythm reproduction 4 6 Language Boston Naming 45 43 Test (o) Emotional status Beck Depression 14 10 Inventory Taylor Anxiety 33 21 Scale (p) AMF PVM Test Cutoff norms 3 months Attention Digit span WAIS 4.
Sherrington's Law of reciprocal inhibition
in muscular contraction states that when a muscle on one side of a joint is contracted, the muscle on the opposite side of the joint is sent a neurological signal to relax or release.
Studies at the NINDS have probed the spinal reflex function and found abnormalities consistent with the defect in reciprocal inhibition
As possible factors limiting maximal activation in antagonistic muscles during co-contraction including abdominal bracing, the influences of inhibitory systems occurring at both central and peripheral sites, such as dual-task interference and Ia reciprocal inhibition
as well as recurrent inhibition might be considered (Maeo et al.