Movement & Structure

  1. Observing the front or back of the body, list the landmarks
    • ankles
    • knees
    • Hip (ASIS/PSIS)
    • acromioclavicular joint (shoulder)
    • ear
  2. Starting at the feet, list the bony landmarks of the frontal plane (vertical axis)
    • lateral malleolous of the fibulas
    • lateral side of the knees
    • greater trochanter of the femurs
    • center of the head of the humerus
    • ear
  3. When viewing the body's frontal plane, all observations are referenced to what bony landmark?
  4. Define structural objective
    • Goal for the body
    • Optimal position for the body to be in
    • Looking at the body as you would like it to be
  5. Define thixotrophy
    Term used to describe when a glue/gel like substance changes it viscosity due to a change in temperature
  6. What is the basic premise of structural bodywork regarding stroke speed?
    Deeper the stroke, slower the stroke
  7. What is the exception when working on a client with cancer?
    If the attending physician approves it
  8. Define 'peeling the onion'
    work from the outside in & then the inside out.
  9. List some of the causes of chronic holding pattern
    • injury
    • stress
    • copy catting
  10. Define short tissue
    Muscle is knotted so it cannot extend to its full potential
  11. What do you call an exaggerated lumbar curve?
  12. List causes of a primary imbalance
    Injury, pathology, bookbag, purse, bad shoes
  13. Describe zero position
    Lay down with sacram and neck against the floor. Arms at side, elbows bent. Knees together and up.
  14. When fleshing which direction do you work for the back of your clients body?
    Down and In
  15. When fleshing which direction do you work for the front of your clients' body?
    Push up and in
  16. What do you do if your client's tissue reacts by tightening or shortening?
    Lighten up, use broader tool
  17. What arch of the foot is designed to bear weight?
    The medial arch
  18. What do you do for somatic emotional release (SER) during a session
    recognize. validate. ask to continue session
  19. What are the 2 principle components of pain?
    Sensory experience & physcological response
  20. What would be a different way to view the body if your client has difficulty standing?
    Lay down
  21. How would you adjust your strokes when working on a pregnant woman?
    More superficial & do not change the position of the pelvis
  22. which muscle group should be released for excessive lateral rotation of legs? (leg complaint)
    deep hip rotation
  23. when treating the crus, which calling for movement is recommended?
    toe up, foot up
  24. a client with excessive lateral leg rotation would benefit most by using which re-patterning techniques?
    toe up foot up & knee bends
  25. with an everted ankle which muscles are locked long n which are locked short?
    • locked long- tibialis anterior
    • locked short- the peroneals
  26. what are the reasons for the re-patterning techniques?
    • parrallel tracking
    • correct wdith of stance
    • functional gate
  27. when working the rectuc abdominis which CFM is best?
    roll up, roll down
  28. where would you observe shortness in a zig zag relationship, in relation to excessive drag?
    rectus abdmonins - zig zag = back of neck and hamstrings
  29. with ventral drag which 3 fascial bands should be manipulated?
    • dorsal hinge
    • thoracolumbar
    • sacrolumbar
  30. regarding ventral drag, which muscles are locked long and which are locked short?
    • locked long - erector spinae
    • locked short - rectus abdominis
  31. a client has head forward posture and protracted scapulae, which muscles are locked long and which are locked short?
    • locked long - pecs
    • locked short - rhomboideus
  32. what re-patterning techniques would benefit a client whose posture is slouched forward?
    • sky hook
    • arm circles
    • rhomboid repatterning
  33. why would you recommend the re-patterning excersise for pecs that are locked long?
    • parrallel tracking
    • correct width of stance
    • functional gate
  34. how might working a clients hips relieve their posterior interscapular pain?
    because fascia gets tight and causes pain in the shoulders
  35. what fascia band would you work for someone who had a headache?
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