Deals with courtesy, customs and manners
Etiquette
measure of the effectiveness of a treatment
Efficacy
condition where signs are temporary, appear suddenly and are localized
Acute
disease or injury that develops slowly and lasts for a long time
chronic
the ability to move joints through a range of motion
flexibility
the amount of energy expended during exercise
intensity
abatement or relief from physical or mental work, stress, or effort
relaxation
a reaction to any demand on the body or mind to respond, adapt or alter
stress
compressive force exerted downward into the tissue at a 90-degree angle
pressure
swollen lymph nodes
lymphadenopathy
the engulfment and destruction of microorganisms and damaged cells
phagocytosis
gray matter that plays a role in negative emotions
amygdala
sensory nerves which detect irritation and pain
nociceptors
when impinged, this plexus can generate shoulder pain, chest pain, arm pain, wrist pain, and hand pain
brachial
this part of the autonomic nervous system is responsible for energy building, food digestion, and assimilation
parasympathetic
hormone manufactured by the body that is released as a result of long-term stress
cortisol
measure of the ease with which a fluid flows through a tube
resistance
ability of soft tissue to return to its resting length after passive stretch
elasticity
abnormal deposits of connective tissue between gliding surfaces
adhesions
fibrous connective tissue arranged in sheets or tubes
fascia
muscles that contract concentrically to perform a certain movement
agonists
rhythmic or dysrhythmic movement of tissues on a body part
oscillation
process that explores one or more areas of interest by analyzing numeric or verbal data to advance understanding
research
process of making a value judgment or an assessment of merit about one or more variables of interest that have been measured and analyzed
evaluation
being attentive to the present moment, letting go of thoughts about the past or future
mindfulness
the ability to believe, trust, and know certain things that science cannot prove
faith
the belief, assurance, conviction and confidence that our future will somehow be okay
hope
uneasy feeling usually connected with increased sympathetic arousal responses
anxiety
means that a treatment needs to be adjusted to provide benefit without doing harm
caution
a blood clot
thrombus
a hereditary disease that inhibits the blood's ability to clot
hemophilia