Mechanisms and Management

  • A. F. Thilmann
  • David James Burke
  • William Zev Rymer
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Spasticity: History, Definitions, and Usage of the Term

  3. Descending Control of Movement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. J. C. Rothwell, T. C. Britton, P. Brown, B. L. Day, J. Fong, P. D. Thompson et al.
      Pages 25-39
    3. E. Pierrot-Deseilligny, D. Mazevet
      Pages 40-56
    4. M. Hallett, L. G. Cohen, A. Pascual-Leone, J. Brasil-Neto, E. M. Wassermann, A. N. Cammarota
      Pages 67-81
    5. E. Jankowska
      Pages 82-83
    6. J. Noth
      Pages 84-86
  4. Disturbance of Voluntary Movement

  5. Spinal Pathophysiology: Animal Models

  6. Reflux Disturbances in Spasticity: Movement Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. S. Miller
      Pages 266-269
  7. Reflex Disturbances in Spasticity: Electrophysiological Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. N. Yanagisawa, M. Shindo, H. Morita, S. Yanagawa
      Pages 273-286
    3. B. W. Ongerboer de Visser, J. H. T. M. Koelman, L. J. Bour, A. A. J. Hilgevoord
      Pages 287-295
    4. S. Miller, R. Plant
      Pages 319-332
    5. J. P. Kuhtz-Buschbeck, A. Boczek-Funcke, C. Weinhardt, M. Illert
      Pages 344-354
    6. E. Pierrot-Deseilligny
      Pages 355-357
    7. G. L. Gottlieb
      Pages 358-359
  8. Treatment and Rehabilitation

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 455-465

About these proceedings


Over the past 10-20 years there has been an explosion of work on the disturbance of motor control that is manifested as "spasticity." This work has been based on new insights from animal experiments into the basis of normal motor control and the development of experimental techniques that could be used in patients with neurological disturbances. For this reason, on the initiative of Alfred Thilmann, the editors of this volume organized a workshop on spasticity, held in Essen, Germany, in November, 1992. The intention of the meeting was to bring together leading scientists in an atmosphere that would generate discussion and hopefully consensus and ideas for future work. The attendance was restricted and deliberately selective, with a mix of basic scientists, clinical scientists and practicing clinicians. The product of their presentations and deliberations is this volume. The book is organized in the same sequence as the workshop, so that the discussion sessions could be summarized by the appropriate chairman.


Neurology/Clinical Neurophysiology Physiotherapy/Physical Therapy brain clonidine cortex muscle neurology neurophysiology patients physiology physiotherapy rehabilitation spinal cord spinal mechanisms

Editors and affiliations

  • A. F. Thilmann
    • 1
  • David James Burke
    • 2
  • William Zev Rymer
    • 3
  1. 1.Neurologische Klinik mit klinischer NeurophysiologieAlfried-Krupp-KrankenhausEssenGermany
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyThe Prince Henry and Prince of Wales Hospitals and the Prince of Wales Medical Research InstituteRandwick, SydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Rehabilitation Institute of ChicagoChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-78369-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-78367-8
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