MS Study Guide and Test #2

  1. Name 2 muscles that attach to the tuber coxae
    Tensor Fascia Latae, Superficial Gluteal
  2. Name 2 portions of nuchal ligament
    Funicular and Lamellar
  3. ________ assist rhomboids and aids in abduction
  4. Insertion of all 3 heads of triceps
  5. Insertion of superficial gluteal
    3rd trochanter of femur
  6. Concentric Connection
    Shortening of the primary muscle, creating movement in joints
  7. Synergist
    A muscle that assists the agonist and antagonist, assuring stability
  8. Fossa
    A hollow or depressed area
  9. Of what use is the stay mechanism to the horse
    It allows the horse to lock his limbs into a standing position with no muscular strain. This allows him to sleep standing and be ready to flee a predator at a moment’s notice
  10. According to Meagher, you need to do what 3 things to release a stress point
    Blood flow, direct pressure, exercise
  11. Name 5 massage strokes that you will use
    Eflorage, Compression, Direct pressure, Friction, Fascial Stretching
  12. Describe how eflorage is performed
    Is used to warm up the area you are going to work on
  13. Describe how compression is performed
    To perform compression you can use the heel of your hand or a loose fist by compression into the belly of the muscle
  14. Describe how friction is performed
    You can use one or two hands to go over the muscles in the opposite way the muscle runs with pressure
  15. Describe how fascia stretching is performed
    It is a slow movement with moderate pressure. You can take both hands and cross them with your palms on the horse. The right hand that is on the left side goes left and the left hand that is on the right side goes right.
  16. Describe how direct pressure is performed
    You can perform this by using elbow, fingers or palm of hand by applying a direct pressure to the spasm area. Move slow but go deep if the horse will allow you to but be slow
  17. Explain when / why you would use eflorage
    To warm up the area before starting to massage the area
  18. Explain when / why you would use direct pressure
    To reduce muscle spasm and restoring free range of motion
  19. Explain when / why you would use compression
    You would use compression as an introductory stroke to broaden and separate muscle fibers while preparing the tissue for deeper work
  20. Explain when / why you would use fascial striping
    You would stretch the fascia to get superficial layer addressed as some times it will not allow you to get to the deeper area's
  21. Explain when / why you would use friction
    You use friction to increase the blood and oxygen supplied, break up adhesions, aid in reducing muscle spasms and to broaden and separate muscle fibers
  22. Name 3 contraindications for massage
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MS Study Guide and Test #2
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