1. What is isometrics?
    static form of exercise with no appreciable change in length of a m. or visible jt motion as it develops tension
  2. When holding against an immovable object, what type of exercise are you performing?
    m. setting
  3. How long should you at LEAST hold an isometric contraction for?
    6 seconds

    resistance can vary, pt can vary intensity of force they generate
  4. What is m. setting?
    low intensity, isometric exercise against little or no resistance

    quad/glut sets
  5. What are some benefits of m. setting?
    • promote m. relaxation and circulation
    • decrease m. pain and spasm
    • maintain mobility between m. fibers as they heal
    • improves strength
  6. What are some types of isometric exercises?
    • m. setting
    • manual
    • hold against an immovable object
    • maintain position against body weight
  7. When you want to improve m. strength but the jt mvmt is painful or inadvisable, what do you use?
    resisted isometric exercises

    strengthen only the angle your working with

    • wall for IR/ER, flex, abd of shoulder
    • isokinetic set at 0
  8. What type of isometrics strengthens all degrees of motion?
    multi-angle isometrics
  9. What is stabilization?
    activating co-contraction around a jt to develop jt or postural stability

    use midrange isometric holding in antigravity positions....usually WB (closed chain)
  10. What are the 3 subdivisions of stabilization?
    • rythmic stabilization
    • dynamic stabilization
    • alternating isometrics
  11. What is the first stabilization technique you would use?
    alternating isometrics

    manual, happens in 1 plane
  12. What stabilization technique uses manual resistance, is a progression of alternating isometrics, and is multi-directional?
    rhythmic stabilization
  13. What is dynamic stabilization?
    stabilizing contraction...trunk
  14. What does DLSP stand for?
    dynamic lumbar stabilization programs
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