In this BSL Spinal Cord Reflexes lesson, students examine properties of some simple neuromuscular reflexes commonly tested in physical diagnosis.
They will record and compare
Physicians and other clinicians test for the functional integrity of reflex pathways to obtain objective evidence regarding the function of muscles, peripheral nerves (motor and sensory), and the central nervous system. Conclusions drawn from testing reflexes are not the sole consideration in diagnosis but rather are considered in conjunction with other symptoms and signs of pathophysiology.
Students will note the spinal cord reflexes in the following six scenarios:
BSL Lessons are designed to allow at least four students to record and save data in a normal lab period (60-90 minutes). Typically, labs work most efficiently with three or more students working together at each BSL station.
BSL L20 Calibration
BSL 4 L20 Spinal Cord Reflexes
Biopac Student Lab Student Download
This lesson requires a Biopac Student Lab (BSL) System and the following hardware: Reflex Hammer Transducer (SS36L); the response can be recorded with electrodes (such as EL503) and/or a goniometer (such as SS21L with TAPE1 adhesive). If your BSL System does not include all hardware items, expand your system by selecting the required items below. For more details, launch BSL or BSL Student to review the BSL Lab Manual for Lesson 20 Setup.
|SS36L||Reflex Hammer Transducer - MP3X/45||Add to Cart|
|Select Option||General-purpose Electrodes||Add to Cart|
|SS21L||Twin-axis Goniometer 150mm, BSL||Add to Cart|
|TAPE1||Adhesive Tape, single-sided, 9.1m||Add to Cart|