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ISSN: 2165-7025

Journal of Novel Physiotherapies
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Co-contraction Role on Human Motor Control. A Neural Basis

Marlene Rosa*
Autonomous Unit of Health Sciences, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Corresponding Author : Marlene Rosa
Autonomous Unit of Health Sciences
University of Aveiro, Portugal
Tel: 35-1968918915
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: November 13, 2014; Accepted: February, 2015; Published: February 9, 2015
Citation: Rosa M (2015) Co-contraction Role on Human Motor Control. A Neural Basis. J Nov Physiother 5:248. doi: 10.4172/2165-7025.1000248
Copyright: © 2015 Marlene Rosa. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


The aim of this overview is to understand the role of the co-contraction on movement accuracy and the respective neural processes involved in healthy people and in subjects after a Central Nervous System Lesion (CNS). First, it will be discussed the relevance of co-contraction to the motor control, based on Internal Model Theory and Equilibrium Point Theory. Secondly, it will be discussed the muscle co-contraction neural regulation at a spinal level control and how the agonist-antagonist muscles work on healthy and neurologic impairment subjects.