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What is low muscle tone?

To first understand what low muscle tone means, let’s start by defining muscle tone.  Muscle tone is the amount of tension, stiffness or resistance in a muscle at baseline or relative rest.  A ‘normal’ amount of muscle tone means that when a child is relaxed and you passively move their joints, there should be a …

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Understanding Core Strength

Did you know that your core is not just made up of your abdominals? Your core is best described as a ‘can’. You have the diaphragm (the top of the can), the pelvic floor (at the bottom) and the abdominals/back muscles which make up the sides of the can and encompass it.  These altogether make up your core.  This is the same in adults …

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