Are you or someone you love suffering from poor muscle toning and associated symptoms? At Universal Sound Therapy we deal with all sorts of issues including poor muscle toning with our sound therapies.
Our therapy is based on frequencies, tuning your body to vibrate at the correct frequency is as important to your body healing itself or reducing symptoms you are facing. Our healing sessions provide your body with the frequencies that would be found in a normal, healthy body. Your system absorbs these frequencies and makes the needed changes to “tune itself” and start to heal. Our bodies want to be healthy and when we provide them with the proper tools they will do everything needed to do just that.
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Our Muscle Toning sound therapy CD’s help by:
- Decrease and/or minimize occurrence lack of head control, decrease in strength, and poor reflexes
- Has the correct frequencies to help your body retune itself
- Aligns and opens your Chakra system
- Opens and cleans up your meridians
- Helps your body heal itself
Short Description of Poor Muscle Toning
Poor muscle toning or hypotonia is usually detected at birth or during the infancy period and depending on the underlying cause can appear at any age.
Symptoms of Poor Muscle Toning
- Lack of head control
- Delay in gross motor skills development
- Delay in fine motor skills development
- Decrease in muscle tone
- Decrease in strength
- Poor reflexes
- Speech issues
- Low activity endurance
- Poor posture
About Poor Muscle Toning
As a rule, healthy muscles are never relaxed as they always retain a certain amount of tension and stiffness (muscle tone) that can be appreciated as resistance to movement. A good example is a person that depends on good muscle tone in their back and neck in order to maintain posture when sitting or standing up. Muscle tone decreases when one is asleep, therefore if you fall asleep sitting up, it is possible that when you wake up your head will be flopped forward. Hypotonia is not equivalent to muscle weakness but it can be difficult to utilize the affected muscles. Depending on the cause, the weakness can sometimes develop in association with hypotonia.
For newborn and young children affected with severe poor muscle toning, they are often described like a “rag doll”. While muscle toning develops during pregnancy, premature or newborn infants may have poor muscle tone simply as a result of being born early than expected.
Etiology of Poor Muscle Toning
Hypotonia or poor muscle toning is a symptom that can be part of different underlying health conditions, a lot of which may be inherited. (Passed down from one family member). It may also occur in cases of cerebral palsy, where a number of neurological issues affect a child’s movement and coordination, or after a serious infection like meningitis, an infection of the membrane that covers the brain. Here is a list of detailed causes:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Brain and spinal cord injury including bleeding into the brain
- Serious infections
- Genetic and chromosomal abnormalities like Down’s syndrome, a genetic disorder that is present at birth and affects a person’s normal physical and learning development. It can also be due to Prader-Willi Syndrome, a rare genetic condition that results in a wide range of symptoms such as permanent hunger, restricted growth and learning issues. It may also be caused by Tay-Sachs Disease, a rare and usually fatal genetic condition that results in progressive damage to the nervous system.
- Hormonal and Metabolic Disorders such as congenital hypothyroidism, where a baby is born with an underactive thyroid. It may also be a result of rickets, a condition where the normal development of bones is affected due to lack of Vitamin D or calcium. It is a rare but treatable cause of poor muscle toning
- Peripheral Motor Nerve Disorders. — These include spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic condition that results to muscle weakness and a progressive loss of movement and Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, an inherited condition that affects the myelin covering of nerves.
- Poor muscle toning can also be part of disorders that disrupt signals between nerves and muscles. For instance, myasthenia gravis results in weakness and increased fatigue. Babies born to mums that have it can also be affected and therefore have poor muscle toning
- Muscular Dystrophy – refers to a group of genetic conditions that gradually weaken your muscles and leads to different levels of disability.
- Connective Tissue Disorders like Marfan’s and Ehler’s-Danlos syndrome, both inherited conditions are examples of connective tissue diseases which provide support and structure to other organs and tissues.
Diagnosis of Poor Muscle Toning
If poor muscle toning is suspected in a young child or newborn, a referral to a specialist will be done. The specialist will take a detailed history of the pregnancy, delivery, any issues encountered since birth like seizures or whether any other family members have had similar problems. After the initial assessment, a full physical exam will be carried out and some laboratory tests implemented such as:
- CT Scan and MRI- To detect any nervous system abnormalities or damage.
- EEG – The electroencephalogram is a painless test that records brain activity.
- Electromyography or EMG, where the electrical activity of a muscle is recorded using small needle electrodes that are inserted into the muscle fibers.
- Nerve conduction studies – where nerve activity is measured using small metal disc electrodes that are placed on the skin over the nerve.
- Muscle Biopsy – A small sample of muscle tissue is taken and examined under a microscope.
- Genetic Testing – You and the child may be referred for testing to determine if you are carrying a particular genetic mutation that causes it.
- Types of Poor Muscle Toning (Hypotonia)
There are two types that happen due to issues related to the motor nerves and these are:
- Central Hypotonia. – This refers to decreased muscle tone that happens due to disrupted nerve signals in the brain and spinal cord.
- Peripheral Hypotonia – This refers to decreased muscle toning that may happen because of nerve damage between the spinal cord and muscle, or due to disruption in the communication between the end of the nerve and the surface of the muscle, or abnormalities in the muscle itself.