The biggest issue with low muscle tone is that children tend to fatigue more easily than their peers. Low muscle tone occurs when the length of the resting muscle is slightly longer than usual. This means that the muscle fibers are not overlapping at an optimally and there are fewer points where the fibers can attach and generate pull on the muscle. As a result, the person’s muscle needs to go through a greater range of motion and more energy is used. On top of this, it often takes greater stimulation for the muscle to activate, which also increases the response time of the muscle and it directly influences the child’s performance abilities. The use of extra energy contributes to the decrease in the child’s endurance.
Low Muscle Tone
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