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definitions and therapeutic use of different techniques
What technique is used to relieve tightness and pain in the muscle or tendon injury?
What technique is using the proprioceptors response?
MET - PNF
(Muscle energy technique - Prioprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation)
What technique provokes a reflex in the nervous system, which helps the muscle to relax and reduces the spasm and pain
What technique improves flexibility in a localised areas of muscle and tendon?
Soft tissue release
What technique is used to loosen adhesion, fluid and fibrous accumulation between the muscle fascia and subcutaneous layer?
CMT - Connective Tissue Manipulation
also called Myofascia Release
What technique should be used to shorten weak and over relaxed muscle?
Cross fiber frictions
What technique is used to increase overall flexibility and decrease muscle tension?
Muscle Energy Technique
What technique is using 60 to 90 seconds of muscle relaxation?
Strain - counterstrain
What techniques are used to break down the adhesions
Parallel and transverse frictions.
What technique is using the combination of pressure and movement to lengthen and stretch?
STR - Soft tissue release
3 benefits of NMT
1. Inhibits neuromuscular message from the muscle to the brain, which should bring about the pain relieve and relaxation
2. Compresses temporarily the blood vessels supplying the injured tissue, so that when the pressure is released, the blood flashes the area.
3. Stimulates the release of endorphins - natural painkillers.
What is the other name for MET?
PNF - Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
What technique requires pressing with the digit or elbow in a sore point with firm pressure for 60 sec?
NMT - Neuromuscular Technique