|Reflex||Spinal Level Tested|
|Brachioradialis||C5, 6, 7|
|Extensor Digitorum||C6, 7|
|Triceps||C6, 7, 8|
|Ankle Jerk||S1, 2|
|Babinski (plantar response)||L5, S1, 2|
Grading of reflexes shows abnormalities, the grades are:
- Grade 0 – abnormal
- Grade 1 – diminished (can be abnormal is asymmetric)
- Grade 2 - normal
- Grade 3- brisk (abnormal if asymmetric)
- Grade 4 – repeating reflex (abnormal)
What causes abnormal reflexes?
If a reflex is graded as abnormal this can show there is:
- A lesion in the motor pathway
- A nerve compression
- Neurological condition
How can Physiotherapy help?
Physiotherapy can help by assessing and giving possible diagnoses for the abnormal reflexes. Physiotherapists from Physio.co.uk can help treat the symptoms which can accompany abnormal reflexes such as:
- Walking difficulties
- Muscle weakness
- Altered muscle tone
- Abnormal sensations (pins and needles)
What type of Physiotherapy Treatments can be expected for abnormal reflexes?
Treatments for the additional symptoms can include:
Abnormal reflexes can be as a result of many causes and can have an array of accompanying symptoms also. The experienced Physiotherapists at Physio.co.uk can offer a professional high quality service to clients. Please contact us or call 0330 088 7800 to arrange an appointment.