Kinesiology Introduction.txt

  1. Lymphatic Fluid
    Tissue fluid
  2. Lymph Node
    Collect lymphatic fluid from lymphatic vessels
  3. Bursa
    Small, fluid-filled sack that reduces friction between two structures
  4. Retinaculum
    Holds an organ or tissue in place
  5. Fascia
    A form of dense connective tissue
  6. Aponeurosis
    A broad, flat tendon
  7. Ligament
    Connects bones together at a joint
  8. Tendon
    Attaches muscle to bone
  9. Muscle Tissue
    Most metabolically active tissue in the body (particularly skeletal muscle tissue)
  10. Antagonists
    Muscles that have an opposite action of the prime mover
  11. Synergists
    Muscles that support the prime move
  12. Prime Mover
    The muscle that carries out an action
  13. Epimysium
    (Deep fascia) wrapping around the entire muscle belly
  14. Perimysium
    Enveloping each fascicle (bundle of fibers)
  15. Endomysium
    Surrounding individual muscle fibers
  16. Smooth/Visceral Muscle
    • Inside digestive tract and blood vessels
    • Involuntary
  17. Cardiac Muscle
    • Heart muscle
    • Involuntary
  18. Skeletal Muscle
    • Contractile tissue that move the skeleton
    • Voluntary
  19. Bone
    Tissue that is constantly adapting to mechanical forces imposed mostly by gravity
  20. Three Principles of Palpation
    • 1. Move slowly. Haste only interferes with sensation.
    • 2. Avoid using excessive pressure. Less is truly more.
    • 3. Focus your awareness on what it is you are feeling. In other words, be present.
  21. Resisted Movement
    It requires both of you to act. Your client attempts to perform an action against your gentle resistance.
  22. Passive Movement
    It's the opposite of active movement. Your client relaxes while you move her body.
  23. Active Movement
    It is performed by the client. She actively moves her body while you palpate or observe the movement.
  24. Making Contact
    Relaxed, patient hands
  25. Palpation
    To examine or explore by touching
  26. Rolling and Strumming
    When outlining the shape or edge of a bone, try rolling your fingers or thumb across it rather than along its surface.
  27. Movement and Stillness
    If the structure you are palpating is stationary, move your hands across it. If it is moving, stay still.
  28. Kinesiology
    Study of movement
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Kinesiology Introduction.txt
introduction notes for trail guide to the body