The study of structure and form of a body
The study of human movement
The study of the functional processes of a body
Standing, facing forward with arms at sides and palms facing upward; Also called standard anatomical position
Moving a body part away from the middle of the body
Moving a body part toward the midline of the body
Range of motion performed by an athlete
Moement performed by examiner while the athlete relaxes all muscles
A joint between bones
Refers to both right and left (on both sides)
A fluid filled sac that serves as a cushion and reduces joint friction
Refers to the neck; the seven vertebrae
Refers to the upper back; 8th trhough 19th vertebrae
Moving a joint in a circular motion
Farthest away from the centre of the body
Closest to the centre of the body
Back or posterior of any structure
Front or anterior of any structure
The bottom or sole of the foot
Ankle movement bring the foot toward the shin
Turning the sole of the foot outward
Turning the sole of the foot inward
Bending a joint or decreasing the angle between two bones
Excessive, forceful extension of a limb beyond its normal limits
Excessive, forceful flexion of a limb
Away from the midline of the body; toward the side
Toward the midline of the body
A band of non-elastic, tough connective tissue connecting the ends of bones
Crescent shaped wedges of cartilage that pad the knee between the tibia and femur
A dense, tough tissue that attaches muscles to bone
Turning downward
Turning upward
movement in the anterior direction
Movement in the posterior direction
Decrease in muscle or tissue size odten due to lack of use
Increase in muscle or tissue size
A bruise; a closed injury caused by a blow or a crushing of the tissue
A grating, grinding, or sticking sound or sensation
A collection of blood beneath the skin
A method or apparatus used for treatment or therapy

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