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Table 1 Movement components and their definition

From: Arm hand skilled performance in cerebral palsy: activity preferences and their movement components

Movement component Definition
Positioning the upper extremity Maintaining a fixed position of the shoulder, arm and/or hand in space.
Reach Intentional movement of the arm towards an object
Grasp To make a motion of seizing, snatching or clutching
Hold Keep an object in a fixed position in the hand without external support
Release To free an object from grip
Manipulate To skilfully control the position of an object using the fingers
Push/Pull/Shove To apply force against an object with the intention to move or stabilize
Displace/Lift Moving an object without the object being in contact with a surface in the environment
Fixate To stabilize an object against a surface
Other Other movement components not covered by the abovementioned movement components