Muscle tone is traditionally defined as ‘the tension in the relaxed muscle‘ or ‘the resistance, felt by the examiner during passive stretching of a joint when the muscles are at rest’ .
What is muscle tone?
Muscle tone is the amount of tension (or resistance to movement) in muscles. Our muscle tone helps us to hold our bodies upright when we are sitting and standing. Changes in muscle tone are what enable us to move.
What is muscle tone and what is its function?
Muscle TONE is defined as the tension in a muscle at rest. It is the muscle’s response to an outside force, such as a stretch or change in direction. Appropriate muscle tone enables our bodies to quickly respond to a stretch.
What are types of muscle tone?
Muscle tone can be evaluated qualitatively in the following ways: Passively as mild (i.e., mild resistance to movement with quick stretch), moderate (i.e., moderate resistance to movement, even without quick stretch), or severe (i.e., resistance great enough to prevent movement of a joint)
Why muscle tone is important?
Muscle tone helps maintain posture and helps muscles resist the forces of gravity. This is simply your ability to remain centered and balanced while at rest. The less muscle tone, the more uneven you are physically and the more prone you become to injury or muscular-skeletal stress. Muscle tone stores energy.