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  1. The normal extensibility of all soft tissues that allows the full range of motion of a joint
  2. Capability to be elongated or stretched
  3. The combination of flexibility and the nervous system's ability to control this range of motion efficiently
    Dynamic Range of Motion
  4. The ablility of the neuromuscular system to allow agonists, antagonists, and stabilizers to work synergistically  to produce, reduce, and dynamically stabilize the entire kinetic chain in all three planes of motion
    Neuromuscular Efficiency
  5. Predictable patterns of muscle imbalances
    Postural Distortion Patterns
  6. The tendency of the body to seek the path of least resistance during functional movement patterns
    Relative Flexibility
  7. alteration of muscle length surrounding a joint
    Muscle Imbalance
  8. The simultaneous relaxation of one muscle and the contraction of its antagonist to allow movement to take place
    Reciprocal inhibition
  9. the concept of muscle inhibition caused by a tight agonist, shich inhibits it  functional antagonist
    Altered Reciprocal Inhibition
  10. The neuromuscular phenomenon that occurs when inappropriate muscles take over the function of a weak or inhibited prime mover
    Synergistic Dominance
  11. The motion of joints in the body
  12. altered forces at the joint that result in abnormal muscular activity and impaired neuromuscular communication at the joint
    Arthrokinetic  Dysfunction
  13. The process by shich neural impulses that sense tension are greater than the impulses that cause muscles to contract providing an inhibitory effect to the muscle spindles
    Autogenic Inhibition
  14. Consistently repeating the same pattern of motion, which may place abnormal stresses on the body
    Pattern Overload
  15. States that soft tissue models along the line of stress
    Davis's Law
  16. The process of passively taking a muscle to the point of tension and holding the stretch for a minimum of 30 seconds
    Static Stretching
  17. The process of using agonists and synergists to dynamically move the joint into a range of motion
    Active-isolated Stretch
  18. The active extension of a muscle, using force production and momentum to move the joint through the full available range of motion
    Dynamic Stretching
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