Tardieu Scale and Modified Tardieu Scale (MTS)

Purpose of the measure

The Tardieu Scale and Modified Tardieu Scale (MTS) are clinical measures of muscle spasticity for use with patients with neurological conditions. When using the Tardieu Scale or MTS, spasticity is quantified by assessing the muscle’s response to stretch applied at given velocities.

Author*: Katie Marvin, MSc. (Candidate)
Editors: Nicol Korner-Bitensky, PhD OT; Annabel McDermott, OT

Evidence reviewed as of before 13-07-2011

NOTE: *The authors have no direct financial interest in any tools, tests or interventions presented in StrokEngine-assessment.