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