Flexion withdrawal reflex

Original Editor - Ahmed Essam

Top Contributors - Ahmed Essam and Rucha Gadgil

Position[edit | edit source]

Child supine lying position both arms beside the body head at neutral position.

Stimulus[edit | edit source]

Therapist scratch sole of the foot rt or left

Response[edit | edit source]

Withdrawal of stimulated leg from the stimulus with extension of toes, dorsiflexion of ankle, hip & knee flexion.

Duration[edit | edit source]

First two months after birth.

[1]Reference[edit | edit source]

  1. Nicole Edmonds. Flexor Withdrawl Reflex. Available from:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4vM8ca8QZU