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Coordination (Definition)

Motor coordination is the combination of body movements created with the kinematic (such as spatial direction) and kinetic (force) parameters that result in intended actions. Motor coordination is achieved when subsequent parts of the same movement, or the movements of several limbs or body parts are combined in a manner that is well timed, smooth, and efficient with respect ...Read more


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How fast can I make my loss of coordination go away?

How fast can I make my loss of coordination go away?

More info needed: This question cannot be answered without knowing how and why your coordination was lost in the first place! ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have loss of coordination?

Could it be something bad if I have loss of coordination?

Could be: See the answer to balance question significant and persistent loss of coordination should be investigated! ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting loss of coordination?

Are some people more prone to getting loss of coordination?

Yes: There are progressive degenerative diseases of the cerebellum or those tracts from the cerebellum which can cause loss of coordination. There are also other causes such as tumor, trauma, infection, and others. A neurologist can help you sort these out. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms to predict the sudden loss of coordination?

Are there symptoms to predict the sudden loss of coordination?

Loss of coordination: The loss of coordination is itself a symptom, and sometimes a sign. There are many ways coordination can be impaired, from inner ear problems to brain stem strokes, to acute drug toxicity (including alcohol). More information is needed. I suggest you discuss the problem with your doctor or a neurologist. If you are abruptly, severely impaired, I suggest going to to an emergency department. ...Read more

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About once a month, I get loss of coordination. Is that ok or bad?

About once a month, I get loss of coordination. Is that ok or bad?

See a Dr.: I don't know youur age but coordination is related to the cerebellum and the inner ear. See your pcp or a neurologst. ...Read more

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Are there simple exercises that would help you achieve improved coordination?

Are there simple exercises that would help you achieve improved coordination?

Yes: Jump rope, boxers use this all the time for speed agility and coordination. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if my coordination suddenly seems off and I'm dropping things a lot?

Need eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: coordination?

What is the definition or description of: coordination?

Motor coordination: Motor coordination is the combination of body movements created with the kinematic (such as spatial direction) and kinetic (force) parameters that result in intended actions. Motor coordination is achieved when subsequent parts of the same movement, or the movements of several limbs or body parts are combined in a manner that is well timed, smooth, and efficient with respect to the intended goal. ...Read more

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What can cause poor coordination?

Poor coordination: Damage, degeneration or loss of nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls muscle coordination, called the Cerebellum. Examples are Head trauma, Stroke, TIA, MS, Cerebral palsy, Tumors, Toxins, Vitamin E or B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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How does alcohol affect the coordination?

How does alcohol affect the coordination?

The principle: Mechanism is the slowing of communication from the brain to muscles and nerves. There is a loss of precision motor skills. Additionally, with increased processing time and decreased accuracy of information transmitted throughout the central nervous system reaction time is slowed. The loss of coordination and slowing in reaction time results in a tremendous number of injuries and deaths: ( ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Poor coordination?

What is the definition or description of: Poor coordination?

Coordination is the: Ability to use different parts of the body together smoothly and efficiently. Poor coordination is when the parts are not working together properly. It may result in poor balance and impaired purposeful actions. Causes may include genetics, infections, injuries, toxins, effects of medical/neurological conditions, and side effects to medications. Medical/neurological evaluation is necessary. ...Read more

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Is there any kind of vitamin deficit that affects balance and coordination?

Is there any kind of vitamin deficit that affects balance and coordination?

Uncoordination: I agree with dr. Baker about vitamin B12 deficits and uncoordination -- and would definitely add thiamine to the list. Thiamine deficiency is very common in chronic alcoholics and can cause ataxia (balance and coordination problems), eye movement problems, tremor, inability to learn, memory loss, confusion, and making up stories (confabulation). ...Read more

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My coordinations all off, will Paxil (paroxetine) help if I just started it?

My coordinations all off, will Paxil (paroxetine) help if I just started it?

Paxil (paroxetine): Paxil (paroxetine) is not given to help coordination. It is given to help with depression and anxiety, and helps well with these. It will take 4-6 weeks for full effect to show itself. If your coordination is newly "off" and you have not been using any alcohol or other substances, please speak with your physician about this. ...Read more

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What can cause slow or poor coordination in an otherwise healthy, bright child?

What can cause slow or poor coordination in an otherwise healthy, bright child?

Poor coordination: In a healthy child, who has been thoroughly tested, and has no past medical history to suggest a cause, poor coordination is usually related to low muscle tone, genetics and can be helped by an early intervention program that includes occupational therapy and /or physical therapy. Remember there are all degrees of athletic success and not every child will become a major league baseball player. ...Read more

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What could potentially cause slow or poor coordination in an otherwise healthy and bright child?

What could potentially cause slow or poor coordination in an otherwise healthy and bright child?

Lot of options: Hard to say without more details about the child. Possibly a toxic exposure, infection or post infectious issue. Definately need to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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I've fallen on knees a lot in my life. Trip often or loose balance because of balance/coordination issues. What can I do to protect knees?

I've fallen on knees a lot in my life. Trip often or loose balance because of balance/coordination issues. What can I do to protect knees?

Falls in older adult: 61 year old lady with problems with balance/falls and knee pain. I am concerned about your balance and coordination as well as your knee pain. The American Geriatric Society recommends balance, strength, and gait training with a physical therapist/trainer to help you. Health and Human Services recommends balance training 3 days a week for older adults at risk for a fall. See your MD to eval knees. ...Read more

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My body feels too light and relaxed. There doesn't seem to be a sign of coordination when I walk, hence it feels a bit like I am floating. Causes?

My body feels too light and relaxed. There doesn't seem to be a sign of coordination when I walk, hence it feels a bit like I am floating. Causes?

Lots of stuff: Anything from being in love to taking too many allergy pills could give you the same lightheaded feeling. The whole City of Cleveland was feeling that way recently when we were on the thresh hold of a basketball championship...only to be doused...oh well. You need a good physical examination to understand your symptoms a bit better including blood pressures, medication history, etc. See a doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter is 13 mnths old she start walking after she turned 11 mnths but we have notice that her coordination is not good she keeps falling do I ne?

Not uncommon: Often kids who begin to walk want to walk faster than their coordination allows at the time. I stitch up more chins in kids this age than any other. I would expect it to improve gradually. Some normal kids don't walk well until 15-16m. Discuss this with babies doc at your next encounter. ...Read more

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Should I consider playing golf if I want to improve my coordination?

Sure: Golf is only one of many sports that would improve coordination. Other more active sports are much better suited for that. Those include baseball, football, basketball, soccer, raquetball, tennis, handball, dance, gymnastics, and many moore. It is important to keep your eye on the ball in golf when swinging the golf club and facing where you are aiming. Practice really makes a difference. ...Read more

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Which body system controls our coordination?

Which body system controls our coordination?

Nervous system: The central nervous system controls our coordination. Specifically, the cerebellum makes sure all of our motion is smooth and graceful. ...Read more

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How does caffeine affect motor coordination?

How does caffeine affect motor coordination?

Depends on amount: Caffeine is a stimulant. Small amounts can improve alertness and motor function. High doses can cause tremors and excessive movements. Different people have different reactions. Usual coffee contains 120mg per cup. A large starbucks can have 320mg. A large cola has 80mg but energy drinks can have 250mg. Be careful how much you are taking. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sudden loss of coordination?

Function loss: The most important thing to do for sudden loss of coordination -- or any sudden neurological symptom -- is to get immediate and thorough medical/neurological evaluation. This may be in an emergency room, where the person can be examined by skilled physicians plus have quick access to head ct scans and other studies that help with diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to deal with any dizziness or loss of coordination. Am I ok?

Thorough Evaluation: Get checked out as dizziness, vertigo and coordination issues can be caused by some serious conditions. It may be wise to be evaluated by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is there good rehabilitation for kids with pvl to help them with motor coordination?

Is there good rehabilitation for kids with pvl to help them with motor coordination?

Good peds OT and PT: Kids with pvl are at greater risk for cerebral palsy among other neuromuscular disorders. There is excellent rehab for kids with pvl, and most of them involve repetitive movement and relearning how to make normal movements, recruiting more brain to enable the movement to happen. Good pt and ot will help with that, and most major centers have them. The local support groups will know the good names. ...Read more

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Do people with asperger's disorder usually suffer from motor-coordination skills problems?

Do people with asperger's disorder usually suffer from motor-coordination skills problems?

Asperger's: Yes. Gross motor difficulties are common but not in all cases. Clay marzon, #1 surfer in the world is aspie. So it depends. Here is an overview. Http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more