Card Set Information
introduction notes for trail guide to the body
Collect lymphatic fluid from lymphatic vessels
Small, fluid-filled sack that reduces friction between two structures
Holds an organ or tissue in place
A form of dense connective tissue
A broad, flat tendon
Connects bones together at a joint
Attaches muscle to bone
Most metabolically active tissue in the body (particularly skeletal muscle tissue)
Muscles that have an opposite action of the prime mover
Muscles that support the prime move
The muscle that carries out an action
(Deep fascia) wrapping around the entire muscle belly
Enveloping each fascicle (bundle of fibers)
Surrounding individual muscle fibers
Inside digestive tract and blood vessels
Contractile tissue that move the skeleton
Tissue that is constantly adapting to mechanical forces imposed mostly by gravity
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.
It requires both of you to act. Your client attempts to perform an action against your gentle resistance.
It's the opposite of active movement. Your client relaxes while you move her body.
It is performed by the client. She actively moves her body while you palpate or observe the movement.
Relaxed, patient hands
To examine or explore by touching
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.
Movement and Stillness
If the structure you are palpating is stationary, move your hands across it. If it is moving, stay still.
Study of movement