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  • Abduction (Physical Therapy)
    A movement of a limb toward midline or the center of the body.
  • Adduction (Physical Therapy)
    A movement of a limb toward midline of the center of the body.
  • Cervoca; (Physical Therapy)
    Pertaining to the neck
  • external rotation (Physical Therapy)
    an outward turning of the limb away from the body.
  • Hamstrings (Physical Therapy)
    A muscle group on the back of the thigh that can bend/flex the knee and straighten/extend the hip.
  • Hypermobility (Physical Therapy)
    movement beyond normal range of motion.
  • Physical Therapy (Physical Therapy)
    Following extensive assessment and diagnosis of a disease or disability, physical therapy seeks to rehabilitate the body through movement and touch. Exercise and massage are two main applications of therapeutic treatment. Patients of physical therapy include accident victims and sufferers of debilitating conditions such as strokes, lower back pain, head injuries, heart disease and cerebral palsy.
  • range of motion (Physical Therapy)
    a measure of the amount of movement/motion available at any given joint of the body.
  • reflex (Physical Therapy)
    an involuntary/automatic response to a stimulus.
  • supine (Physical Therapy)
    lying on the back, face up.
  • thoracic (Physical Therapy)
    pertaining to or affecting the chest or upper back.
  • tone (Physical Therapy)
    the degree of tension normally present in the resting state of a muscle.

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